Becky Lynch thinks she might have the most shameful wrestling debut ever.
On August 18th, 1993 at Clash of the Champions XXIV, wrestling history changed forever. That was when The Shockmaster literally burst into WCW on A Flair For The Gold, falling through a wall in a clip that has been replayed over the subsequent decades millions of times.
The Shockmaster character never really recovered and by January 1994 the character was done. However, Becky Lynch has since proved that you can recover from a notorious debut.
On the June 26th, 2014 edition of NXT a smiling young Irish woman named Becky Lynch had her televised debut for WWE, and clad all in green she jigged her way to the ring in a manner that might have Michael Flatley appreciating her effort if not the execution.
Becky Lynch was “committed” to her jig
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Becky Lynch reflected on her infamous debut and claimed that her moment was even more shameful than The Shockmaster’s:
“Yeah, there we are. Look, if that is not proof that you can dig yourself out of any hole, then I don’t know what is. Because that is, I would put that over Shockmaster in terms of shameful debuts. Yeah Like he just fell over, you know, like he fell over. Okay, fine, that sucks.
“I went out. I was committed to that, you know like that was my, I think the difference is he didn’t intend to fall over. I intended to go out there and do an Irish jig like that. And thought that I was worthy of being on WWE television. That happened.”
With reigns as Raw, SmackDown, WWE Women’s Tag Team, and now NXT Women’s Champion to her name as well as being the first woman in history to win a WrestleMania main event, it’s safe to say Becky Lynch has come a long way from her humble Riverdance beginnings in WWE.
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