The Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair feud is one of the highlights of Smackdown Live and this week it seemed like they backed off on having Lynch rip on the fans, following the babyface reaction she got in Brooklyn during SummerSlam weekend. This week, the fans in Toronto gave her a massive babyface reaction and it looks like WWE is listening to what the fans want.
On this week's "Rewind-A-Smackdown" podcast, John Pollock talked about the reaction that Lynch has been getting and it looks like they are dropping the heel aspect of her character.
Pollock said, "So I was told this after [this week's Smackdown] that last week, based on the reaction Becky got, that they have slightly changed the direction here where the idea now is much less of a heel/babyface dynamic and instead it's two ex-friends that both have valid points and neither is going to back down from the other and still getting Becky to the same place they wanted to but not so much wanting Charlotte to be a heel as a result of this. So it seems like they did learn from last week how everyone was into Becky."
Pollock added, "Credit that they learned from last week. To me, it was a bad idea trying to turn Becky. If in fact they realized it, tonight you definitely did not get the same Becky as was presented last week."
It certainly looked like they were letting Lynch be a tweener character, similar to Stone Cold Steve Austin in 1997. On this week's Smackdown Live, Lynch attacked Flair after the match with Carmella and the show ended after Lynch called Flair a "b**ch," which is something that a cool babyface character would say."