On the latest episode of the Steve Austin Show with WWE Hall Of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, the first-ever SmackDown LIVE Women’s Champion Becky Lynch was the guest. “The Lass Kicker” spoke about “feeling more comfortable on RAW or SmackDown” compared to her time in WWE’s developmental NXT brand.
“I actually always felt more comfortable on RAW and SmackDown than NXT. Yes, the bigger crowd I’m more comfortable in front of. Smaller crowd, less comfortable. I don’t know why. Yeah. As soon as I came out on RAW, always felt just, ‘I’m at home’.
Lynch, who defends the title against Alexa Bliss in another rematch at the upcoming blue brand exclusive pay-per-view event — WWE TLC — live on 12/4 from Dallas, Texas, pointed to the grueling grind that aspiring main roster talent experiences in NXT as part of the reason why she prefers the two main roster brands.
“NXT was less comfortable for me. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the smaller crowds and getting a reaction is harder.” Lynch added, “but as far as NXT goes, you’re training there six days a week or five days a week, you’re doing your shows three days a week. And then, we’ve got tapings once a month, so there’s more material and your mind is constantly going, constantly running new things, so you’re constantly thinking. Sometimes, the weekly show, you’ve got to get it done. You’ve got a story to go to and you have to think right there on the spot. In NXT you’ve got a longer time to work on different things.”
Check out “Stone Cold’s” complete interview with SmackDown LIVE Women’s Champion Becky Lynch on the Steve Austin Show at PodcastOne.com.