Fans from the US, Ireland and all over the world will be cheering on Becky Lynch as she takes on Charlotte Flair at WWE’s Survivor Series 2021, but no one will be cheering louder than her fans and friends at Hibernia Bar.
Many regulars remember the fighting spirit of Becky Lynch who once worked here and know that she can handle anything Flair throws at her and then some.
Becky Lynch Vs. Charlotte Flair, Survivor Series 2021
Lynch made a surprise return to the ring at SummerSlam 2021, after the birth of her first child. She made quick work of Bianca Belair, winning back her Raw Women’s Championship. Flair is the company’s blue brand, SmackDown Women’s Champion.
While Survivor Series has traditionally pitted the WWE Superstars and champions from Raw and the WWE Superstars and champions from Smackdown against each other, the rift between Flair and Lynch is deeper than one match, and in fact, goes far deeper than just a wrestling “kayfabe” storyline.
The Story Behind Lynch Vs. Flair
For the WWE Universe, what makes this one interesting is not only that it matches up two of the wrestling world’s premiere female athletes, but the build up to this match has been really intense. It’s not just a storyline, Lynch and Flair don’t like each other in real life and it has boiled over into the public eye.
They were once friends, but as things have heated up, a lot of things fans were unaware of having come to the surface. It started with rumors that Flair is overbearing and difficult to work with. Then during a now infamous segment on SmackDown, the champions had to exchange titles. Instead of a tug-of-war type of hand off of the championship belt that was scripted, Flair tossed the championship strap to the mat, an obvious insult to Lynch. It didn’t take long before stories of the backstage confrontation that followed started to leak out.
Then, in an interview on November 11, Lynch told Sports Illustrated that she “doesn’t trust” Flair, ending any speculation about just how real their real life heat is. The following night on SmackDown, Flair retaliated, calling Lynch a “fabricated champion.”
What WWE Isn’t Telling You
Fans who follow WWE closely know that there are a lot of behind the scenes politics. It’s those politics that actually started the problems between the one-time real life best friends.
For fans who don’t follow closely or have been away from wrestling for a while, Becky Lynch (Rebecca Quin) is married to fellow WWE Superstar Seth Rollins (Colby Lopez). Lynch is one of the most decorated, highly paid women in the company. Rollins is the only wrestler to have held all three current WWE titles: WWE, Universal, and NXT Championships, and is considered by most to be one of the greatest performers of his generation. Together they are the most important power couple in WWE, next only to WWE heiress Stephanie McMahon (Levesque) and her husband Triple H (Paul Levesque).
The reality is that Rollins and Lynch didn’t get to the top without knocking someone off the throne, and that someone was “The Queen” Charlotte Flair. The daughter of one of the most famous and respected wrestlers of all time, Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair (Ashley Fliehr) was born into one of the royal families of pro wrestling. She is also engaged to former WWE Superstar Manuel Andrade Oropeza who performed under the name Andrade “Cien” Almas. He now works for All Elite Wrestling (as Andrade El Idolo), much to the chagrin of WWE owner and president Vince McMahon.
Flair had enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top in WWE, perennial main event status and multitudes of title shots. That was until she seemingly fell out of favor. Her father’s requested release from the company, her future husband jumping ship to the competitor and her own overdramatic and arrogant behavior left Flair vulnerable to be dethroned behind the scenes, which she was, by Becky Lynch.
Bold Survivor Series 2021 Prediction
Expect chaos and controversy at Survivor Series 2021, and not just the regular wrestling kind of chaos and controversy. This could end up harkening back to the days of Bret Hart, Shawn Micheals and wrestling’s infamous match ending in the “Montreal Screwjob” at Survivor Series, almost 25 years ago. Afterall, for anyone who knows Lynch, this is a match that she should surely win, but Flair is the daughter of the “dirtiest player in the game.”
Watch Survivor Series on Sunday, November 21, and help cheer Hibernia’s own Becky Lynch to victory.
Written By Julianna Nasif