Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair are two of the most successful women’s wrestlers in WWE history, but their friendship fell apart due to professional jealousy, according to Becky’s ex.
When Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair were in NXT together, they were the best of friends as two of WWE’s Four Horsewomen along with Sasha Banks and Bayley. After joining the WWE main roster in the summer of 2015, Lynch and Flair were put into the same group with Paige known as PCB – Paige, Charlotte & Becky.
Since then, Becky and Charlotte have built Hall of Fame resumes in WWE with Lynch winning the Raw & Smackdown Women’s Championships six times while Charlotte in a 12-time Women’s Champion on WWE’s main roster.
Becky and Charlotte also main evented WrestleMania 35 together in 2019 along with Ronda Rousey. It was a history-making moment because it was the first time women headlined WrestleMania together. Lynch left that event with the Raw & Smackdown Women’s Titles.
On a recent episode of the Wrestling With Freddie podcast hosted by actor/former WWE Writer Freddie Prinze Jr., Becky’s ex-boyfriend Jeff Dye was a guest. Dye dated Lynch during the period when she was wrestling Charlotte often in 2018. Lynch started dating her husband Seth Rollins in early 2019 and they have a daughter together now.
Dye, who is a comedian, spoke about the friendship falling apart between Lynch and Flair.
“I hope I’m not sharing too much here, but they would take it really personal. Like when her and Charlotte were feuding, I would listen to her be like, ‘I can’t believe Charlotte’s actually getting mad at me.’ I was like, ‘You guys do know this is a storyline, right? You guys don’t have to actually be upset with each other for this to work.'”
As he continued, Dye talked about how it was a case of Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair competing for the top spot in the women’s division.
“I think it’s like comedy or showbusiness or maybe even if you work at a warehouse or you work at Target or you work at Best Buy, you get competitive. You want the promotion or you want the raise or you want some position, and so that’s just part of it for them.”
When asked if the whole thing changed his perspective on wrestling, Dye made a point to say that it wasn’t surprising.
“Charlotte had a difficult time that Becky was starting to become the face of the female wrestling thing. I guess it wasn’t surprising. It didn’t change my perspective, but it was interesting to see how much they genuinely, when you’re struggling on the roster, it affects their personal life.”
While Becky Lynch returned to the ring at Survivor Series following a shoulder surgery that sidelined her for four months earlier this year, Charlotte Flair has been off WWE TV since May’s WrestleMania Backlash event. It’s likely that Charlotte will return to WWE TV very soon.