Final night time’s (Oct. 22) episode of SmackDown ended with a “WWE Ladies’s Title Change” between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Aptitude. Sure, WWE now has a proper title for segments the place champions swap titles with one another. It’s the dumbest factor.
This championship swap took place as a result of WWE isn’t good at planning out most tales multiple week at a time. At the start of this month, the SmackDown girls’s champion (Lynch) was drafted to Uncooked, and the Uncooked girls’s champion (Aptitude) was drafted to SmackDown. That created the apparent downside of each championships now being on the incorrect manufacturers. WWE seemingly gave themselves a number of weeks after the draft to kind out that scenario, as a result of the brand new rosters didn’t go into impact till final night time. However WWE didn’t trouble to do something to handle this downside over the past three weeks.
WWE’s resolution was to have Lynch and Aptitude enter the ring collectively on the finish of yesterday’s SmackDown and easily alternate their titles. It was a horrible phase, with each Lynch and Aptitude coming off like immature youngsters throwing their toys at one another, and Sonya Deville appearing just like the dad or mum that has to scold her youngsters and preserve the peace.
In line with a report from PW Insider, the phase between Lynch and Aptitude was not purported to go off the rails to that diploma. Earlier than the present, Charlotte apparently expressed issues that “she didn’t wish to look weak nor did she need her title reign to look weak” through the title alternate.
Insider goes on to elucidate the place the phase deviated from the script:
“…there was a second the place Aptitude was handy the belt to Becky however as an alternative pulled it away and threw the belt on the mat, which was not the best way that alternate was anticipated to go. At that time, Sonya Deville demanded Aptitude retrieve the belt and hand it to her, which Aptitude did. Deville then requested for Becky’s title however as an alternative Lynch threw her title belt at Aptitude, which was additionally not a part of the plan.”
The report claims this led to a backstage confrontation between Lynch and Aptitude after the present went off the air:
“…there was a confrontation between Lynch and Aptitude over Aptitude allegedly disrespecting Lynch by ‘making an attempt to make her look unhealthy’, as one supply acknowledged, through the phase and there have been loud phrases between the 2. We’re informed that the scenario was heated however didn’t get bodily.”
As I used to be watching the phase dwell, the half the place Aptitude dropped the Uncooked title and was then ordered to select it up by Deville did appear unusual, and instantly struck me as one thing that wasn’t a part of the plan. As for the remainder of it, properly, I’ll go away it as much as my fellow Cagesiders to weigh in beneath within the feedback. What do you make of this report?