Heading into this Sunday’s WWE Evolution pay-per-view, SmackDown Live Women’s Champion Becky Lynch has been making the media rounds to promote the big event. Lynch spoke with The Baltimore Sun this week and touched on fans reactions to her, headlining the first-ever all-women’s PPV this Sunday and more. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On fans refusing to boo her and whether or not that is concerning: “I think they know that I love them as well. I think that they know I love wrestling and I love this sport. I think they’re fans because they love wrestling, right? So when they can see that passion mirrored, they appreciate that. It’s also that I think I give off an energy anytime I meet fans. I hope I let them know how much I appreciate them. I think that’s all part of it and I just feel very lucky.
“It’s not concerning [that the fans don’t boo me]. They’re reacting and they’re entertained. They’re enjoying the feud. It’s just a matter of what side that they’re on. Some people are on my side and some people are on Charlotte’s side. I do see it on my Twitter feed and Instagram, that I’m getting a lot more hate as it goes on. But it’s OK, I’m going after what I want. The people that are behind me, they’ll stay behind me. The people that aren’t, well that’s fine. I’ll just go ahead and succeed in spite of them.”
On main eventing WWE Evolution being important to her but also wanting to main event WrestleMania: “That’s what I came over to do — to be the main event of WrestleMania, to be the main event of SmackDown, to be the main event of Raw, to be the main event of every single pay-per-view, and especially for something that’s this historic, I feel like myself and Charlotte have had such a storied history that it only seems fitting that we main event.”
On being one of the focal points of the first-ever all-women’s WWE PPV in her title defense against Charlotte Flair: “It’s amazing. This is what I envisioned when I came over to WWE. I always felt that I wanted to be the women to be the coolest thing on TV. I wanted to make it that way. Through everybody’s hard work, past present and future with NXT and the Mae Young Classic, this has been deserved. It’s something that I think the fans are going to really enjoy. They’re going to really enjoy it a whole lot more if the SmackDown women’s champ is main eventing it and walks out with the title.”
Check out the complete Becky Lynch interview at BaltimoreSun.com.