WWE superstar and former Raw women’s champion Becky Lynch recently spoke to Sports Illustrated to discuss her huge pregnancy announcement, and passing off her title to Money in the Bank winner Asuka. Highlights from the interview are below.
On letting the fans know how much they meant to her:
I wanted to put my heart out there and let people know how much they’ve meant to me. I hope I expressed that none of this would have been possible without the fans, the people who lifted me up.
On Asuka deserving to be the champion:
Passing that championship onto Asuka meant a lot. She really, really deserves it. And another element that people missed, because it’s not really advertised, is that she’s a working mom. She’s proven that you can do it all. You can be a badass and go off and have a family, you can come in and still kick more ass, have a YouTube show and be entertaining as all hell. The fact that she was the person to take that title from me meant a lot to me.
Her previous history with Asuka:
I’ve had some of my favorite matches with her. Asuka’s cool, she’s so good and she’s a hard worker. She wants to give back and she’s not selfish. Around March of 2019, she was kind of robbed a little bit of her title. I was glad this time she was able to get it back.
Requesting to be apart of the special Olympics:
I started with Special Olympics in 2015 and I loved it so much I requested to be at as many events as possible. These athletes have so much energy, love and enthusiasm. Working with them has been so uplifting, I just have the time of my life.
Message to those struggling from COVID-19:
This is a frustrating period, but there are routines we can make,” said Lynch. “It’s a time we get to spend with our family and reconnect with the ones we love. That’s where we need to focus, rather than the restrictions. Let’s use this time for good, and let’s be stronger in the way we approach one another when we’re all back to normal.