It has announced that Bianca Belair will defend her Raw Women’s Championship against a familiar foe at SummerSlam.
On the July 18th edition of Monday Night Raw, Bianca Belair defended her Raw Women’s Title against Carmella. The pair have been locked in a feud since the lead up to Money In The Bank, but with Belair notching another win, all eyes have now turned to SummerSlam.
Before Belair’s match on Raw, Becky Lynch came to the ring to reveal that she had been granted a shot against the winner at the summers spectacular. This brought out the champion, who said that this wouldn’t be a Big Time Becks comeback story, instead it would continue to be the Bianca Belair redemption story.
After the match, Lynch confronted the EST and threw her Raw Women’s Title to the mat in a show of disrespect.
— WWE (@WWE) July 19, 2022
The heated rivalry between Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair goes all of the way back to SummerSlam 2021. On that occasion, Lynch returned to action for the first time in over a year and shockingly defeated Belair for the SmackDown Women’s Title in 26 seconds.
Over the following months not even moves to Raw as part of the Draft could dampen the tension, with both women determined not only to be champion but assume the role of the women’s division’s biggest star.
At WrestleMania 38, Belair finally got her revenge by pinning Lynch to win the Raw Women’s Championship.