5 life-changing decisions Becky Lynch made that she initially didn't want to
WWE RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch has made several life-changing decisions in the past few years. Some of them she previously said she would never make.
The Man kicked off her wrestling career nearly two decades ago. Since then, she has become one of WWE's top superstars. Her life outside the ring has also seen many changes, as she recently got married and became a mother.
Surprisingly, Lynch's life could have been much different today if she had not changed her mind about a few things she initially did not want to do. The Man might not have become a WWE Superstar, married WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, or even become a mother.
Here are five life-changing decisions Becky Lynch made that she initially didn't want to.
#5. Becky Lynch did not want to join WWE
Although she is now one of the most accomplished WWE female Superstars, Becky Lynch initially did not want to join Vince McMahon's company.
In an interview with ESPN five years ago, the current RAW Women's Champion revealed she did not picture herself becoming a WWE Superstar earlier in her career.
"When I was younger, I didn't want to come to WWE because I didn't fit into the mold. I couldn't identify myself with the term 'diva.' The divas brand was meant to put a spotlight on the women, but the term to me felt more glamorous than me."
Luckily, Lynch later changed her mind. She joined WWE in 2013 and spent a couple of years in NXT before moving to the main roster. Despite not winning any gold in NXT, The Man became arguably the top female superstar on the main roster today. The multi-time Women's Champion is the highest-paid female superstar in the WWE.
Lynch recently moved from SmackDown to RAW in the 2021 WWE Draft. She will now square off against the SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair at Survivor Series.
#4. Becky Lynch initially did not want to outshine anyone
Becky Lynch's WWE career reached another level after she adopted The Man persona. Although many might wonder why it took her several years to fulfill her potential, the answer came from Lynch herself.
In an interview with Fanbyte, Lynch revealed that she initially did not want to outshine anyone or make anybody feel uncomfortable. Nonetheless, her career took off once she stopped doing that.
“I think for a long time I used to dumb myself down because I didn’t want to outshine anyone or make anybody feel uncomfortable. And then once I stopped doing that and was like, no, you wanna get on my level, come meet me up here. I think it sparked a bit of a fire in everyone. I guess it’s more about being yourself and being relentless in chasing your dreams. Don’t let anybody be the reason you’re dumbing yourself down and making yourself small, and go after what you want with no apologies."
Lynch's decision led her to become one of the most popular WWE Superstars on the roster today. She is also one of the faces of Vince McMahon's company.
#3. Becky Lynch initially did not want to date a WWE Superstar
Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins are among the most famous couples in WWE today. Surprisingly, however, Lynch initially did not want to date any of her colleagues.
In an interview with Jim Ross Report in 2018, The Man said she would not date a colleague because she likes to separate her work and personal lives.
"Do you know what? I think that's one thing, that again, I've always wanted especially because you're going to be around these people all the time. And, like, I would like to keep that separate from my own personal life and I feel like everyone ends up becoming like a family member. Do you know what I mean? Like, a brother or whatever and I just want to keep my work life so drama-free, so, however, I can do that, I can go in, not have any awkwardness with anybody, not have any fights. Everything's about the work."
Despite her initial stance on dating a co-worker, Lynch ended up getting into a relationship with Rollins only a few months following that interview. The couple announced their engagement in August 2019 and tied the knot last June.
#2. Becky Lynch did not want to get pregnant until she retires
In May 2020, Becky Lynch announced her pregnancy. She gave birth to her and Seth Rollins' daughter, Roux, last December. The Man then returned to WWE last August after 15 months of absence.
Lynch did not initially plan to get pregnant while she was still an active competitor. Instead, she wanted to start a family after she retires. In an interview with The Bella Twins, the RAW Women's Champion revealed what made her change her mind and decide to get pregnant right away.
"Originally, I was like okay, well, I'll wait until I'm done wrestling and then I'll have a family. But then I started thinking but wait, wait, why do I have to do that? Guys do not have to do that. Hell, I'll just do it whenever the time feels right. So, we started trying and I just thought it would take a long time and it didn't."
Although Lynch's decision changed her life as she became a mother, it did not impact her career. Despite missing 15 months of action, The Man quickly recaptured her position at the top of the women's division after her return.
#1. Becky Lynch initially thought she did not want to return to WWE
The WWE Universe was very enthusiastic about Becky Lynch's return to WWE. Many rumors spread around about when she would make her comeback until she finally did at SummerSlam. Nonetheless, some fans may not know that the idea of never returning to Vince McMahon's company did cross Lynch's mind.
In an interview with Ryan Satin on his Out of Character podcast, Lynch revealed that she had a lot of doubts about returning to WWE.
"I was probably 60 per cent I was gonna come back but, you know, there is that 40 per cent. I don’t know how I’m going to be as a mother. I know how I am as a single woman when there’s no other real priorities. But as a mam, a person in charge of this tiny little being, I didn’t know how I was going to be or if it was going to change me somewhat. I thought 'You know what, maybe I just want to be at home now.'"
Luckily for her fans, Lynch later changed her mind and decided she did not want to stay home. Instead, she desired to return to in-ring competition in WWE. Since her comeback, the RAW Women's Champion has been taking her daughter on the road.
The 34-year-old recently disclosed that she once did the opening segment on RAW, went back to put her daughter to sleep, then went out again to do commentary.