The feel good moment. There are a lot of different ways to present a wrestling show but one of the easiest is to showcase the most popular wrestlers around. There will be a core group of wrestlers on the roster who are liked above the rest, but sometimes a different wrestler stands out. This can often be the case in their hometown, which was the case for a special moment this week.

This week’s edition of SmackDown took place in Bianca Belair’s hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Knox County Mayor Kane made a special appearance to give Belair the key to the county and Belair’s family was in attendance, but Becky Lynch appeared and attacked Belair to end the show. However, Belair faced and defeated Lynch after the show ended in the night’s non-title dark match. The two are slated to face each other in a title match at Extreme Rules.

The two have a history together. Check out how we got to this point:

Becky Lynch makes shocking SummerSlam return: SummerSlam 2021 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Belair wins the right to face Lynch in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match: SmackDown, Aug. 27, 2021

Becky Lynch crashes Bianca Belair’s Homecoming Celebration: SmackDown, Sept. 17, 2021

Opinion: This is a bit of a better ending to the night than by having the rug pulled out from underneath the hometown star’s feet again. It does help things out a lot, but at the same time it would be nice to not have to have WWE make up for things in the first place. Let the fan favorite get a nice moment on the show instead of after. It shouldn’t be the complicated, but for some reason WWE just can’t bring themselves to do it most of the time.

What do you expect from the Extreme Rules title match? What is next for both women? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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