Becky Lynch Feared WWE Firing

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Becky Lynch has recalled a time in her WWE run when she felt like she was going to get fired.

Long before Becky Lynch became “The Man” and WrestleMania main eventer, she was a woman in her mid-20s starting on the WWE NXT early in the days of the company’s developmental brand.

During that time, Lynch became close with other women in similar positions: Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks and Bayley. Those three women all would go on to become the NXT Women’s Champion during their time in NXT while Lynch never got to do that.

In the fall of 2023, Becky Lynch became the NXT Women’s Champion for the first time and also lost the title to a fellow Irishwoman named Lyra Valkyria. Lyra’s six-month title reign has been much longer than the six weeks that Lynch held the title.

Lynch has admitted that she didn’t need the NXT Women’s Title, but she has said she enjoyed her title reign because she got to work with different people and it brought more eyeballs to the brand.

While Lynch was promoting her new book “Becky Lynch: The Man: Not Your Average Average Girl,” The Man spoke to Under The Ring about her initial run in NXT from 2013 to 2015 and how she was worried about getting fired.

“It wasn’t a thing where I was like, I need to win the NXT Women’s Championship to feel like my career is complete, but when the offer was suggested to me, like, would I go down to NXT and work with these girls, I was like, hell yes because when I was in NXT, it always felt like anxiety because I was always worried about getting fired.”

“Going back to NXT, I got to relive it without that fear behind me. When I was in NXT, we had no girls who had main-evented WrestleMania. We had no girls who had main-evented any show as far as I’m aware. Now I was able to go down and help these young stars and show them how I work and what that’s like and hopefully impart a little bit of wisdom.”

“I think that’s important that we do that because that’s how it continues to grow. That’s what every other generation of men has always had, you know, like Seth Rollins has gotten to work with John Cena and Triple H. It’s cyclical. We learn by working with the people who’ve been where we want to go.”

Becky Lynch Was Not Impressed By Rhea Ripley’s Viral Moment

At WrestleMania 40, Becky Lynch will be one of the biggest matches at the show when she challenges Rhea Ripley for the Women’s World Title. It was just one week ago when Ripley went viral due to doing a Stinkface to Nia Jax at a WWE live event. The reason it went viral is because Ripley exposed her butt cheeks and that unsurprisingly excited a lot of people.

One woman who is not impressed by Ripley’s actions is Becky Lynch, who is a mother and somebody who isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

“That just sucks that we’re talking about that. You know, like when I think of the amount of women that were at one stage, fighting against that treatment, like, that was what they were forced to do in two-minute matches. Maybe I’m just like stuffy and and jaded because this is the stuff that I had to fight against. Of course, everybody loves it, and it’s cool and it’s edgy.”

“But if I’m a little girl sitting in the crowd, and if I have my daughter, and she’s seeing that and she’s thinking that that’s what she needs to be if she’s a professional wrestler. And that’s the stuff that’s getting a reaction and if I’m a girl who’s grown up and wants to be a professional wrestler, and I see, ‘oh well that’s the stuff that gets a reaction.’”

Becky Lynch would go on to swear about it saying it sucks.

“It’s about how it looks. And it’s about fulfilling a bunch of men’s fantasies out there in the crowd, and it becomes not about the art it becomes about that. And I’ve fought so long to change that and so I kind of go when I’m talking about that, and when I’m forced to answer about that, I go that just f**king sucks. That just f**king sucks.”

This past Monday on the March 25th WWE Raw episode, Lynch and Ripley got into a brawl as the tension continued to grow going into their huge title match at WrestleMania 40.

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