Becky Lynch Gives Example Of Progress For WWE Women’s Division

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Becky Lynch has praised the progress of women in WWE.

‘The Man’ is set to battle Rhea Ripley for the WWE Women’s World Championship at WrestleMania 40 but insists that it is a sign of huge progress that women no longer need to be in a title bout for their match to be considered as important on the card.

It is a return to the title picture for Lynch, who teamed with WWE Hall Of Famers Trish Stratus and Lita to defeat the Damage CTRL trio of Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai on night two of last year’s WrestleMania in Los Angeles.

The Irish star highlighted male competitors like Randy Orton and husband Seth Rollins as examples of top stars who are important to the card regardless of a title being on the line during a recent chat with’s Steve Fell:

“The thing is, is that it’s that point where you become a star in your own right. That you don’t necessarily have to be in a title match for it to matter. You’re in a highlighted match, whatever that is.

So, you know, you look at the likes of Seth Rollins or Randy Orton you know, sometimes they’ll have a title match. Sometimes they won’t have a title match, but they’re always strong features and that’s as important sometimes as a title match, especially when you’re talking about women and representation and being seen as stars in our own right.”

Lynch would go on to declare her belief that the current use of women on the card demonstrated good progress in WWE:

“I think often, far too often, it’s just relegated to, well, what are the women’s title matches and there’s no storyline-driven matches, which is the exception. When we think of how much we’ve moved forward, oftentimes, we don’t rely on our female stars as much as we would in terms of our male stars.

So being able to be in a match that’s not a title match, I find that to be progress. I think that’s a good thing.”

Becky Lynch Feared WWE Firing

Becky Lynch joined Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey in becoming the first women to headline the WWE’s top Premium Live Event at WrestleMania 35 in 2019, but things may well have worked out differently for the Limerick-born star.

Lynch recently explained that she feared she would be fired during her early days on the NXT brand.

H/T: Fightful for the above transcription.