WWE News: Becky Lynch on why she didn't want to join WWE when she was younger, quitting wrestling at one point
Lynch talks about the reasons behind her decision
In a recent interview with ESPN.com, Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch discussed the early days of her wrestling career. Becky stated that her mother was not fond of her idea of being a wrestler. The Irish Lass Kicker also disclosed that she didn’t feel the urge to be a part of WWE when she was young. According to Lynch, she could not identify herself with the term ‘Diva’ and had a feeling :
"The divas brand was meant to put a spotlight on the women, but the term to me felt more glamorous than me."
After a few years of working for various European and Japanese promotions, her wrestling career came to an abrupt end in 2006. She was diagnosed with a possible damage to her eight cranial nerve after an injury, she had earlier that year. Lynch, who was 19 at that time, had contradictory thoughts about her success in a wrestling career and decided to quit wrestling :
"I couldn't face it, so I stepped away. It was like a death for me, and that is not an exaggeration.”
Becky stated that she struggled for years to find out what she actually wanted to do. She wanted to re-associate herself with wrestling but didn’t know how to get back.
Lynch was signed to a developmental deal with WWE in 2013 and became a part of the NXT. She debuted in the main roster of WWE in July 2015. In the first ever Smackdown Live exclusive pay-per-view this year, Backlash, she successfully outlasted five other women to become the inaugural WWE SmackDown Women's Champion.
Lynch is currently involved in a feud with the #1 Contender for her Championship, Alexa Bliss. The two are set to battle each other for the title on the November 8th edition of Smackdown from Glasgow, Scotland.