Interview: Becky Lynch on Her Farewell Promo, Asuka, Her Current Break from Wrestling, WWE Future

Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with Becky Lynch and some of the topics discussed included her farewell promo on RAW, handing over her RAW Women’s Championship to Asuka, and her friendship with Asuka.

On the topic of her pregnancy announcement and farewell promo, Lynch stated:

“I wanted to put my heart out there and let people know how much they’ve meant to me. I hope I expressed that none of this would have been possible without the fans, the people who lifted me up.”

On the topic of relinquishing her RAW Women’s Championship to Asuka, Lynch stated:

“Passing that championship onto Asuka meant a lot. She really, really deserves it. And another element that people missed, because it’s not really advertised, is that she’s a working mom.

She’s proven that you can do it all. You can be a badass and go off and have a family, you can come in and still kick more ass, have a YouTube show and be entertaining as all hell. The fact that she was the person to take that title from me meant a lot to me.”

On the topic of her friendship with Asuka, Lynch stated:

“I’ve had some of my favorite matches with her. Asuka’s cool, she’s so good and she’s a hard worker. She wants to give back and she’s not selfish. Around March of 2019, she was kind of robbed a little bit of her title. I was glad this time she was able to get it back.”

ESPN also held a recent interview with Lynch discussing her stepping away from wrestling to be a mother and the future of her WWE career.

On the topic of stepping away from wrestling to be a mother, Lynch stated:

“That’s something that I’ve always preached and wanted women to have that equality. And of course, to be on the level with the male performers and be on the same level in terms of pay, in terms of treatment. But also, this kind of goes hand in hand where a guy can go and have a kid and doesn’t have to miss a beat in his career. Unfortunately, we do. But that’s also a fortunate thing because we get to experience things that they never will, but also it just doesn’t mean that it’s got to be the end for a career in any line. And I think a lot of people have proved that, and I hope to join them.”

On the topic of the future of her WWE career, Lynch stated:

“It’s one of those things where I know what I feel and think as a person without a child. I don’t know what that’s going to look like when I do have one, and that’s my priority. I’ll tell you, it’ll give me more motivation than ever, I could imagine. But this isn’t the end of me, one way or the other.”