Road Dogg Thinks The Fans Were Wrong For Cheering Becky Lynch When She Attacked Charlotte Flair At WWE SummerSlam 2018
The WWE Hall of Famer maintains that fans were in the wrong for cheering Lynch's post-match attack.
Brian 'Road Dogg' James doesn't agree with fans who cheered on Becky Lynch as she attacked Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam 2018.
Flair won the SmackDown Women's Title in a triple threat match featuring Lynch and then-champion Carmella (by pinning Lynch) on the show.
After initially embracing Charlotte following the contest, Becky proceeded to attack her inside and outside of the ring, drawing an enthusiastic response from those in the Barclays Center.
Discussing the scene on a recent edition of his Oh...You Didn't Know podcast, James outlined his reasons for thinking the fans were wrong to cheer on The Man.
"The idea was that Charlotte came in and weaseled her way in and won the title, and kind of stole it from [Becky]. Becky had a title match. So, why — and that's just where maybe I'm older and I don't understand, but you don't just get handed crap around here. So to me, the whole thing was, I thought the fans were wrong. You're cheering the wrong person here because — what if the Bad News Bears were shaking hands with the team, or whoever, your baseball-playing son is shaking hands saying, good game, good game or your softball-playing daughter, good game, good game and the team that loses just beats the crap out of the person. Do you pop for that, or do you go, 'Oh my god, what are you doing? That's horrible sportsmanship'. That's what Becky did, and people loved it. It let me know then, like, oh okay. There's no goodness left at all [laughs]. It's all Twitter, the world is Twitter. The world is Twitter now," he said.
Continuing, the 54-year-old added that he still feels the same today, saying:
"This is still my stance and I'll have this conversation with anybody, and maybe I'm wrong, but it's my belief. Becky was the heel with every move she made, but the crowd ate it up. Yeah, we predicted that they would pop for Becky [at SummerSlam] because Becky's star was rising. I thought, 'Well surely they're going to see that Becky is just a spoiled sport here'. She lost. I'm sorry, you lost, and then because you lost, you beat me up. You beat up your friend. I can sit here and talk all night about how she should be the heel in this story, but because of society and how the culture is, and I would say wrestling Twitter, which leads the conversation a lot of times".
Lynch would go on to beat Flair for the SmackDown Women's Championship at the following month's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. SummerSlam 2018 is seen as the beginning of a run that would see Lynch become the top star of WWE and main event WrestleMania 35 with Charlotte and Ronda Rousey.