In the world of WWE, Becky Lynch stands as a towering figure in the women’s division. However, every journey has its humble beginnings, and Lynch’s WWE debut was far from the powerhouse persona we know today. In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, “Big Time Becks” opened up about the gimmick that left her feeling embarrassed and revealed her desire to distance herself from it.
Back in 2013, Lynch made her debut on NXT with an Irish dancing persona—a creative choice that, in hindsight, she readily admits was a misstep. The former Women’s Champion has never shied away from expressing her discomfort with this character, often wishing to erase that phase of her career from memory.
During the conversation on “Insight with Chris Van Vliet,” Becky Lynch candidly stated that her WWE debut might be considered even worse than the infamous Shockmaster’s introduction in the 1990s. While Shockmaster’s mishap involved a physical stumble, Lynch’s predicament was a product of a character she was committed to but ultimately found embarrassing.
“Yeah, there we are. Look, if that is not proof that you can dig yourself out of any hole, then I don’t know what is. Because that is, I would put that over Shockmaster in terms of shameful debuts. Yeah, Like he just fell over, you know, like he fell over. Okay, fine, that sucks. I went out. I was committed to that, you know, like that was my; I think the difference is he didn’t intend to fall over. I intended to go out there and do an Irish jig like that. And thought that I was worthy of being on WWE television. That happened.”
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Becky Lynch’s ascent in WWE came after a relatively slow start in NXT. Her determination and resilience played pivotal roles in her journey to becoming a top Women’s Champion following her promotion to the main roster. Lynch acknowledges that learning from her mistakes, including her infamous NXT debut, was essential to her success.
Lynch humorously remarked that while she never wants to revisit the Irish jig routine, she still appreciates music from her homeland. She shared:
“You don’t have to be stuck as the person that you were or with the thing that you did; you can move on. And you can learn from your mistakes and hope you never go back there. And I hope I never go back in my green attire and doing the Irish dances. I don’t even listen to Irish music anymore. That’s a lie, I love it. I rock it with the gym; it’s very good.”
Becky Lynch’s journey from her memorable but cringe-worthy debut to her status as one of WWE’s biggest stars serves as a testament to her resilience and ability to evolve in the world of professional wrestling.