Ring Names: Becky Lynch, La Luchadora, Rebecca Knox
Nicknames: “The (Irish) Lass Kicker”, “Maiden Ireland”, “Becky Balboa”, “Straight Fire”, “The Man”
Billed Weight: 135 lb (61 kg)
Place of Birth: Limerick, Ireland
Finishing Moves: Exploder suplex-2014(used as a signature move thereafter), Hard Knox (Leg hook sitout suplex slam), Four-Leg Clover (Inverted figure-four leglock)-2014(used as a signature move thereafter), Dis-arm-her (Seated Fujiwara armbar).
Major Titles Held: ECCW Women's Championship (formerly SuperGirls Championship) (2005), World Queens of Chaos Championship(2006), WWE SmackDown Women's Championship (twice in 2016 and 2018), Ranked No. 4 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2016, WWE Female Superstar of the Year (2018), CBS Sports Wrestler of the Year (2018).
Signature Moves: Armbar, Bex-Plex (Pumphandle suplex), Fisherman's neckbreaker, Flying Firearm (Flying forearm smash, to a cornered opponent, with theatrics), Hammerlock Inverted DDT, Lass Ride (Pumphandle Uranage), Leg lariat, Springboard leg drop, sometimes while performing a double jump, Springboard push kick
Trainers: Fergal Devitt, Paul Tracey, NWA UK Hammerlock
Interesting Trivia: Off the ring, Quin had performed stunts for a 2013 episode of Vikings. She was written off WWE television for a few months in November 2017 to film The Marine 6: Close Quarters.
During her time away from wrestling, she worked as an actress and was cast in numerous plays in 2011 and 2012. She graduated with a degree in acting from the Dublin Institute of Technology and has attended Columbia College Chicago and the Gaiety School of Acting. She also worked as a flight attendant with Aer Lingus for two and a half years.
Becky’s brother was also a wrestler. His ring name was Gonzo De Mondo and the Mondo Driver Move which was his finisher. His career ended back in 2006 but Becky’s breakthrough has motivated him to start his career again as a professional wrestler.
Win/Loss Ratio: 275(w)/15(d)/180(l) out of 470 matches
Entrance Themes: "U Can’t Touch This" by MC Hammer (CWN), "Anything You Wanna Do" by Chris McCormack & Ritch Battersby (NXT), "Celtic Invasion" by CFO$ (NXT/WWE)
Quin was a fan of professional wrestling since she was a child. She and her brother Gonzo de Mondo (Richy) were trained by her godfather Brian McMahon. Lynch was also involved in other sports like horse riding, swimming and basketball before taking up wrestling professionally. Becky Lynch has credited pro-wrestling as the catalyst for helping her give up alcohol, which she abused over several years. She began training under Fergal Devitt and Paul Tracey along with her brother in June 2002. Five months later, teamed with her brother in mixed tag team matches, she made her professional wrestling debut using the ring name Rebecca Knox. She also trained at British professional wrestling promotion NWA UK Hammerlock.
Introduction to Wrestling
Knox soon expanded her career into the rest of Europe and North America on the independent circuit, wrestling regularly for various promotions. She joined the Canadian promotion SuperGirls Wrestling, an all-female offshoot of Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW) in May 2005. Following her arrival at an ECCW show in Surrey, British Columbia, Knox feuded with Miss Chevius and defeated her, but lost to her in Port Coquitlam a month later. On 24 June, Knox evened the score by defeating Miss Chevius at an ECCW show in Surrey to become the inaugural SuperGirls Champion. Knox successfully defended the championship on several occasions before eventually losing it to Lisa Moretti in April 2006.
In late 2005, Knox won an eighteen-person battle royal at an event in Tokyo, Japan.
Knox began working for the all-female promotion Shimmer Women Athletes in early 2006. In her debut match for the promotion, she defeated Allison Danger and established herself as a heel by faking an injury. In June 2006, Knox defeated Sweet Saraya to win the vacated World Queens of Chaos Championship at an event in Chouilly, France. She held the championship for few months before dropping it to Saraya in September.
Injury and career hiatus
In September 2006, while wrestling in Germany, Knox sustained a legit head injury, following which she was diagnosed with possible damage to her eighth cranial nerve. Following her injury, Quin took a six-year hiatus, wrestling only on three occasions for Irish promotion Fight Factory Pro Wrestling (FFPW) in 2008, 2012 and 2013.
In April 2013, Becky Lynch made a comeback from the six-year hiatus signing a two-year developmental deal with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Becky Lynch made her televised in-ring debut on the 26 June 2014 episode of NXT, defeating Summer Rae.
Lynch’s debut on the official main roster was as a fan favourite, along with Charlotte and Sasha Banks on the 13 July episode of Raw, after Stephanie McMahon called for a "revolution" in the WWE Divas division. Lynch and Charlotte began allying with Paige, forming the trio called PCB.
Becky Lynch became the inaugural SmackDown Women’s Champion after winning a six-pack elimination challenge and then defended it for 84 days. She won it for the record-tying second time when she turned heel by attacking former teammate Charlotte Flair. The feud led to a Hell In A Cell match where she won the title again. In October, Lynch retained her title against Flair in two different matches both at WWE Super Show-Down and on an episode of SmackDown by disqualification loss and a double count-out, respectively. Becky Lynch’s 2018 took an about-turn no one saw coming when she became the most popular and best performing woman on the entire WWE roster towards the tail end of the year.
In recent times, following the Money in the Bank event, Lynch began a winning streak, defeating different competitors such as Billie Kay, Sonya Deville, Peyton Royce, Mandy Rose, and SmackDown Women's Champion Carmella in a non–title match. The wins earned Lynch a title match at SummerSlam against Charlotte Flair, in which Flair went on to win the title by pinning Lynch. As a result, the last woman standing match between the two was scheduled for WWE Evolution, where Lynch emerged victorious after power-bombing Flair from the top turnbuckle through a table. Around this time, Lynch started using the nickname "The Man", claiming to be the best WWE wrestler in the company.