Becky Lynch has admitted that she found parts of her 2019 Raw Women’s Championship reign “weird.”
The Man, Becky Lynch shot to superstardom in April 2019 with victory over Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey in the main event of WrestleMania 35. With the win, Lynch claimed both the SmackDown and Raw Women’s Championships.
While Becky Lynch lost the SmackDown Women’s crown the following month to Flair at Money In The Bank, she held the Raw Title for 399 days before giving up the title in May 2020. The reign was the longest in the championship’s history.
Appearing on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, opened up about how everything changed after she became ‘Becky Two Belts’ at WrestleMania 35.
“That was a little bit more difficult because, well, so I went from the main event of WrestleMania to then the next night, I had to make a star out of Lacey [Evans], and so then I was tasked with that,”
“And that, you know, the audience didn’t know her. And so that was hard because I’d gone from fighting from underneath to being the top star to then all of a sudden, I’m the top star, and now I’ve got to bring somebody else up with me. And the audience doesn’t know her, and she was, you know, she hasn’t wrestled for very long. And so that was hard doing that.
“And then finding the right opponents in that mix to go there. And then we went from Lacey to Sasha, and Sasha’s so established and she’s great, and the audience loves her, loves to hate her, they still liked me, and so I got a few good matches in there with her. But then it went into a weird tag team run with me and Charlotte [Flair] because they were trying to book both of us on top but we’re opposing…there was some weirdness in there.”
Becky Lynch’s reference to “weirdness” pertains to a storyline in which she and Charlotte Flair teamed up despite being enemies. On Monday Night Raw and at Extreme Rules, the duo unsuccessfully challenged the Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.
The Man said that while she didn’t think the story made sense, it was up to the women involved to make it work.
“Not all the stories you have are gonna be home runs, I suppose, is my point. There’s gonna be some ones that don’t hit. But the thing is, you try with everyone to have it be a home run. You’re never going, ‘Let me phone this story in. Who’s this person? Don’t care about her, the audience doesn’t care about her, I don’t care about her.’
“No, you’ve gotta find a reason that you care, to make the audience care about them, and to try and make it be the best story that you can give, even if it’s not gonna be the best story that you’ve ever had. You want every story to be the best story that you’ve ever had.”
Becky Lynch currently holds the SmackDown Women’s Championship after returning at SummerSlam to defeat Bianca Belair. Lynch will defend her championship against Belair and Sasha Banks at Crown Jewel.