Bianca Belair: Becky Lynch's WWE SummerSlam 2021 Return Was 'A Very Last Minute Call'
Belair lost the SmackDown Women's Title to Becky Lynch
Bianca Belair has recalled how she found out about the plans for WWE SummerSlam 2021 at the 'very last minute'.
Belair had been advertised as facing Sasha Banks in a WrestleMania 37 rematch for the SmackDown Women's Title at the August pay-per-view but, with Banks unavailable, Becky Lynch was drafted in late on to fill the spot.
Lynch herself has confirmed recently that she only got the 100 per cent nod for a SummerSlam return the day before the event, and Belair has now revealed that she was informed of the full creative plans very late in the day.
Speaking to Inside The Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh, Belair said: "It was pretty much very, very, very, very, very last minute. Pretty much when I was in the ring up – until the time that I went out [to the ring]. Very late call, very late moment, everything, all the emotions that you saw in my face during the match at SummerSlam, were real emotions, shock.
"Kind of just like, ‘Wow, this is happening. Ok, let’s go with it and just be great at what you do.’ So it was a very, very last minute call."