Becky Lynch To Defend SmackDown Women’s Title Against Bianca Belair At WWE Extreme Rules
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This week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown, Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville confirmed that Lynch will defend the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Belair at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view on September 26. They also announced that the two stars will sign the contract on next week’s Super SmackDown, which will be held in Madison Square Garden.
— WWE (@WWE) September 4, 2021
Belair won a fatal four-way match to earn this title shot after Lynch defeated “The EST” to win the title at WWE SummerSlam. Since then, “The Man”, with a heelish attitude, has rejected two challenges from Belair, even after she officially earned the aforementioned opportunity.
The official announcement from WWE’s website is as follows:
At WWE Extreme Rules, The Man will come around when Becky Lynch goes one-on-one with former titleholder Bianca Belair in a highly-anticipated SummerSlam rematch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Since emerging victorious in the 2021 Royal Rumble Match, Belair has been on an absolute tear, not only headlining WrestleMania against Sasha Banks, but also emerging victorious over The Boss to lay claim to the SmackDown Women’s Title in a historic showdown.
That all came to an end when The Man came back around. After Lynch’s surprise return at SummerSlam to utilize what some would characterize as “underhanded” tactics to overcome Belair and once again lay claim to the SmackDown Women’s Title, Lynch returned to SmackDown where she refused The EST’s challenge for a rematch on two separate occasions.
At a result, WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville informed The Man that she in fact will defend her SmackDown Women’s Championship against former titleholder Belair in a SummerSlam rematch at WWE Extreme Rules!
Don’t miss the hard-hitting SmackDown Women’s Title Rematch on the one night of the year when WWE goes extreme, streaming live Sept. 26 at 8E/5P on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.
WrestleZone will provide more details as they become available.