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By Mike Johnson on 2021-10-23 02:09:00

There was a backstage confrontation between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair following last night's Friday Night Smackdown taping in Wichita, Kansas, has confirmed with multiple sources.

We are told the issue arose after Charlotte Flair was said to have voiced concerns before WWE went on the air, concerned about the Championship Exchange segment that featured Becky trading her Smackdown Women's Championship belt for Flair's Raw Women's Championship belt. 

We are told by several who were privy to the situation that Flair was voicing that she didn't want to look weak nor did she want her title reign to look weak during the segment.  Despite those concerns, the segment went on as planned to close Smackdown.

During the Championship Exchange segment, there was a moment where Flair was to hand the belt to Becky but instead pulled it away and threw the belt on the mat, which was not the way that exchange was expected to go. 

At that point, Sonya Deville demanded Flair retrieve the belt and hand it to her, which Flair did.  Deville then asked for Becky's title but instead Lynch threw her title belt at Flair, which was also not part of the plan.

UPDATE 10/23 1:10 PM EST: Our original report last stated that Becky throwing the belt wasn't part of the planned segment, but we are now told that it was, but that it happened "differently" than originally planned after Flair dropped the belt.

Flair picked up the Smackdown belt and did mic work to set up Sasha Banks coming out, which did put the segment back on track with Lynch leaving after teasing a potential Survivor Series showdown with Flair or Banks.

After Flair and Banks had their physical confrontation to close the FOX broadcast, Flair went to the back. 

We are told at that point, there was a confrontation between Lynch and Flair over Flair allegedly disrespecting Lynch by "trying to make her look bad", as one source stated, during the segment and there were loud words between the two. 

We are told that the situation was heated but did not get physical. 

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