Ahead of her Women’s Championship showdown at WWE SummerSlam 2018 this Sunday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Becky Lynch continues to make the media rounds. Featured below are some of the highlights of her new interview with the folks from USA Today’s “For The Win” column.
On how much WWE SummerSlam 2018 means to her: “It feels like the culmination of everything that I’ve worked for. Starting with the women’s revolution, which three years ago we had that three-on-three-on-three match, and that was our first major pay-per-view. To be able to come from that, I did not do anything last year — I remember sitting in the back being so upset. Having worked as hard as I possibly could last year and feeling like nothing had really happened and I didn’t get any benefit from it. From that to this, being in there again with Carmella and then my best friend, knowing that I have a lot to prove. I feel like it’s a big moment.”
On how she is preparing for her opportunity to become a two-time Women’s Champion: “I just try to get centered, you know. If I can, I do some yoga in the morning. I try to write about how I see the match going and then really visualize it – and I’ll generally do that the night before. I’ll write it, how I want the match to go, what I want the reaction to be, what I want people to take away from it.”
On her reaction to Charlotte Flair being added to the match: “To be honest it was a disappointment, because when she was gone I really feel like I worked my way through the roster, beat everybody I possibly could, and then she shows up. It really felt like it was going to be my moment and my time to shine. Her being in the match, yes it’s great and great for her, and it’s always great to share the ring, but you know, I wanted that to myself.”
On the backstage atmosphere in WWE since the announcement of the all-women’s WWE Evolution pay-per-view: “I think everyone just wants to prove themselves. Everyone wants to go into that as champion, but only one person’s going into that as champion, and we know who that is, right? I think everybody is excited, and I think they look at is as an opportunity to really showcase their skills and really highlight themselves. I think we just want to steal the show.”
Check out the complete Becky Lynch interview at USAToday.com.