Paul Heyman: If The WWE Audience Want To Embrace Becky Lynch, Then Embrace Her

The Man returned to WWE at SummerSlam

Paul Heyman has commented on Becky Lynch's new character in WWE, saying it's up to the audience whether they want to cheer her despite new aspects of personality being portrayed.

Lynch returned to WWE at SummerSlam in August, capturing the SmackDown Women's Title from Bianca Belair in a frustratingly quick match. Since then, Lynch has displayed heelish tendancies in avoiding a rematch with Belair, although the bout has now been booked for Extreme Rules later this month.

With reports suggesting The Man will be working as a heel in WWE going forward, Heyman says the audience can still embrace and cheer Lynch if that's what they want to do and are willing to accept the caveats that are her new personality traits. 

If fans don't like who Lynch is portraying right now, they they can root again her.

Talking to the New York Post, Heyman said: "If the audience wants to embrace Becky Lynch as she shows this side of her personality after taking a year and a half off, after having a baby, becoming a mother, the responsibilities and the obligations and accountabilities that go along with the role in her life then, if the audience wants to embrace Becky Lynch, embrace Becky Lynch.

"And if the audience finds that this is a saltier side of her personality that’s worthy of their contempt and disdain then they will bestow upon her a reaction that is akin to that emotion. 

"I’m not a big believer in the positioning of people as protagonists and antagonists, I think these personalities have multiple sides to them. Events in life will change your perspective, demeanour and the way you address people.

"So, if there is a more coarse side of Becky’s personality that is now coming to the forefront and you’re a fan of Becky then embrace it and accept it. And if you just judge someone by their immediate actions and their short-term perspective then I guess you now have a villain for whom you can root against."

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