Charlotte Flair has given her side to the incident with Becky Lynch on the October 2021 episode of WWE SmackDown during their championship exchange segment, where Flair was given the SmackDown Women’s Title and Lynch received the Raw Women’s Title.
Flair claimed she accidentally dropped the title before giving it to Lynch. It was reported that Flair wasn’t thrilled with WWE’s plan for the segment and went to management to change it, but that didn’t work.
Flair had a backstage confrontation with Lynch after it, and she was escorted from the venue during Lynch’s dark match to avoid further issues. WWE later booked Flair vs. Lynch in a champion vs. champion match at Survivor Series.
While appearing on the latest episode of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Flair was asked about the situation and stated again it was an accident.
“You’ve got two women that want to be the best that want to be that top spot. I wish I could sit here and tell you that I did it on purpose. But if people need me to be that bad guy, I’ll be that bad guy. Things happen on screen. I would never go on a scripted television show and purposely do something on purpose. It was accidental.“
During this same interview, Flair also opened up on her relationship with Lynch.
“You have two women who want to be the best. There’s no other way to put it. I want to be the best. She wants to be the best. Natural courses of life. She got married and had a baby. I met Manny on the road. Maybe we were each other’s crutches at one point. But now, she wants to be the best. I want to be the best. You have two alphas who don’t see eye-to-eye.”
Flair added, “well, we grew up together on TV, and you see that. People didn’t know how close we were.”
Charlotte Flair Talks Relationship With Becky Lynch And WWE Title Exchange Incident