Becky Lynch has become one of the top stars in all of the professional wrestling ever since becoming The Man. While she may have gone to the dark side for quite some time, she returned to her roots following Summerslam and has now opened up about what led up to that point.
“I talked to Hunter a little bit before and he was like, ‘How do you feel about being a heel?’,” Lynch said while talking to Ryan Satin on the Out of Character Podcast. “I was like, ‘Honestly, it’s fun, I like it. Feel I’m maybe more naturally inclined to be a babyface, people like me better as a babyface. Clearly, I’m doing my job if they don’t like me.’ I’m just great, lads. I’m just great. He goes, ‘I feel we’re swimming upstream keeping you as a heel.’ ‘Yeah, I agree.’ Then the creative was laid out and I was like, ‘That sounds awesome, hell yeah, pop, pop, pop.’” (h/t Fightful)
Lynch praised Chief Content Officer Triple H for the work he’s done in the world of women’s wrestling.
“It’s great. Obviously, he has a great mind for it. His track record with what he’s done with women in NXT, I’m a product of that, I got to be in that system and become who I am today. He’s really championed women’s wrestling in general and not looking at it as women’s wrestling. This is a story, these are two people in a story, how do we make this story good? That’s what I love. How do we make this story good, no matter the gender.” (h/t Fightful)
Lynch squared off with Belair in the opening bout at Summerslam back in July as a culmination of their year-long feud. During the first few minutes of the match, Lynch, unfortunately, suffered a separated shoulder. Despite this, The Man powered through and fought her hardest, but came up short. After the match, as a sign of respect, the two women shook hands before they were interrupted by a debuting Damage CTRL. Lynch was written off of television the following Raw when Damage CTRL brutally attacked her backstage.