Creative head for Smackdown, Road Dogg, decided to spend some time on Twitter debating fans recently. There has been more than a few unhappy Becky Lynch supporters in the WWE Universe as of late. A fan on Twitter criticized the booking of Lynch recently and Road Dogg took the time to respond.
But the story we’ve been told is, Becky has had to fight and struggle to earn an opportunity at the title. Charlotte was just handed an opportunity and took the moment away from her best friend. Becky is right and justified in everything she says and is no way the bad person.
— Joshua Roberts (@JoshuaRoberts9) August 23, 2018
That’s not the story you were told, that’s the story you wanted to hear. She had to do the exact same thing as Charlotte did, beat Carmella! They both climbed the exact same mountain ?
— Brian G. James (@WWERoadDogg) August 23, 2018
Becky Lynch Booking
Road Dogg’s defense of the booking is that Flair and Lynch each had to overcome the same obstacle to get a title match. It’s the same obstacle R-Truth is currently trying to overcome as well.
Where some are taking issue with Road Dogg’s defense is that Lynch had already earned a single’s match for the title and then had it taken away. This creates sympathy for the character who had earned something only to lose it through no fault of their own. Unless you consider a triple threat match as an equal opportunity to a single’s match for the title but some Scott Steiner match should be able to show why that doesn’t make sense.
I’d ask for patience but it’s an elusive commodity these days I love your analogy.
— Brian G. James (@WWERoadDogg) August 24, 2018
The other issue with the booking is how Lynch was scripted to turn on the fans Tuesday night. Her character, instead of reveling in the support she received from the crowd as a normal person would do, turned on the crowd and said they had not been supporting her prior to Summerslam.
WWE Hall of Famer, Bully/Bubba Ray Dudley has been following this issue closely. He Tweeted out the following on Tuesday night:
It aint gonna be that easy.
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) August 22, 2018