Becky Lynch: 10 things you didn't know about the WWE megastar

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We all know Becky Lynch as a multi-time WWE Women’s Champion and one of the company’s biggest stars, but here are 10 things you might not know about the “The Man”.

She was trained by Finn Balor

Having grown up in Dublin, Ireland idolising both Mick Foley and Lita, Becky Lynch (real name Rebecca Quinn) took her first steps into the wrestling industry by joining “Fight Factory”, a wrestling school set up by future fellow WWE star Finn Balor. Aged just 15 at the time, Lynch was the sole female participant upon arrival.

Her wrestling career was put on hold for six years following a serious head injury

After wrestling in the UK and Canada amongst other places, Lynch’s career came to an at-the-time presumed end after a legitimate head injury while competing in Germany in September 2006. It would be seven years before she made a full-time return, when she signed on with WWE and NXT.

In her time away from the ring, she worked as a flight attendant

Lynch briefly toyed with the idea of becoming a personal trainer following her injury but eventually followed her mum’s career path and became a flight attendant with Aer Lingus, one of Ireland’s two biggest airlines. She spent two-and-a-half years with them, meaning numerous Irish wrestling fans may have been served in-flight by their most popular wrestling export.

Becky Lynch is going to be out of action for some time
Becky Lynch is going to be out of action for some time

Lynch briefly worked as a stuntwoman

Listening to her inner performer, Becky returned to college to pursue a career in acting. From here, she appeared as a stuntwoman on a 2013 episode of the television series “Vikings”. Four years later, Edge (also in retirement at the time) appeared as a recurring character in the fifth and sixth seasons of the same show.

Lynch was the first ever WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion

After just a year on the main roster, Lynch was the first woman to be drafted to Smackdown during the 2016 draft. She then became the brand’s inaugural Women’s Champion, winning the title a six-pack elimination challenge at Backlash.

She achieved two historical feats at WrestleMania 35

Lynch’s popularity sky-rocketed to heights arguably unscaled previously by a female wrestler in late-2018. This led to her, Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair main-eventing WrestleMania 35 – the first women to do so. Lynch defeated both women for their titles, becoming the first to hold both at the same time. She then briefly went by the moniker of “Becky 2 Belts”.

Becky Lynch asked Vince McMahon to take some time off

She is the only woman to appear on the front cover of WWE 2K

Becky’s popularity saw her share front cover duties with Roman Reigns on the front cover of WWE 2K19. She followed in the illustrious footsteps of the likes of John Cena, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, a mark of her standing in the company.

She is the only WWE superstar to appear on the cover of ESPN: The Magazine

2019 proved to be a banner year for Lynch, as she went one step further than her male counterparts, taking the honour of appearing on the cover of ESPN: The Magazine alongside actor Alison Brie.

She is the highest earning female wrestler in the world

Which comes as no surprise given her achievements, Lynch brings home an alleged $3.1 million salary, making her by far the highest-paid female wrestler in the world.

Her favourite band is Pearl Jam

Becky is a self-confessed Pearl Jam fanatic, going as far as calling them “the soundtrack to her life”. She claims the band helped her through the harder times in her life. Is it possible that one day she enters the ring to their sound?

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