SmackDown Live Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, who recently made her WWE return after spending a couple of weeks on the sidelines dealing with an “undisclosed health issue,” took some time out for ESPN and revealed the reason why she didn’t want to come to WWE when she was younger.
“When I was younger, I didn’t want to come to WWE because I didn’t fit into the mold. I couldn’t identify myself with the term “diva.” The divas brand was meant to put a spotlight on the women, but the term to me felt more glamorous than me.”
Additionally, the reigning queen of WWE’s blue brand told a story about quitting the pro wrestling business back in 2006 because of an accumulation of problems and issues.
“I quit wrestling in 2006 because I just got lost. My mom didn’t want me wrestling, I was wondering if I was going to make it in wrestling, I got injured in a match, I was 19, I was away from home, living in Florida and I just got lost. I couldn’t face it, so I stepped away. It was like a death for me, and that is not an exaggeration. I struggled for years to find what I wanted to do. I was away for seven years. I always kept journals, and it’s crazy to go back and read these journals because it seemed like I had unfinished business. I always felt like it was something I was meant to do, but I just didn’t know how to get back in. So I ended up just trying to do something to fill the void.”
Check out the complete interview with Becky Lynch at ESPN.com.
Becky Lynch is scheduled to make her first televised defense of the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship since her return at the November 8th episode of SmackDown Live, which takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, as she meets Alexa Bliss.