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In an interview with Gorilla Position podcast, SmackDown Superstar Becky Lynch discussed her thoughts on the current WWE Women’s division, the rise in their popularity and witnessing Charlotte Flair and Sasha BanksHell in a Cell main event match. Highlights of the interview below.

On the current era of WWE’s Women’s Division: “I don’t think there’s ever been a time quite like it. We’ve always had phenomenal athletes and workers. Going back: Lita, Trish, Jazz, Beth Phoenix, Natalya. There just has always been an amazing array of wonderful talent but we’ve never had the spotlight that we have right now, which has just been unbelievable and getting the opportunities that we’re getting right now. And delivery, that’s the thing. You know, we’re getting the opportunities and we’re knocking it out the park every time.”

On the rise of WWE’s emphasis on their Women’s Division: “It’s a global thing, isn’t it? We see with sports. It’s changing all over the world with women’s rugby teams, just knocking it out of the park. Women’s boxing, women’s MMA, we’re getting highlighted more in sports, just as women across the board, in general. But I feel like with WWE, what happened was that there was a group of us in NXT, we really just had this vision and we wanted to make ourselves stand out in a certain way. It wasn’t so much of a revolution as it was a little good workfare. We just kept having great matches and we were given the opportunity to do so. We were given the time to do so and we were able to deliver. That’s what happened. We constantly delivered and I think they saw that and realized that there was such a market and with Total Divas, so many more women getting into wrestling from that show. So it really had this whole knock-on effect where we’re just getting more of a spotlight and more of a fan base. That fan base kept growing and then we had the Women’s Revolution.”

Her favorite thing about the Women’s roster: “Personally, I was a tom boy when I was a kid. I had an older brother who I just idolized, still do, and just wanted to watch everything he did, do everything he did and that was how I got into it. But I see these little girly girls that are loving it now. That is the great thing about the women’s roster, is that there is somebody for everyone to relate to. Whether it’s guys or girls. Whether you’re super girly or like wearing leopard print, you’ve got Carmella there. Or you like pigtails, you’ve got Alexa Bliss. If you like orange hair and going crazy, then you’ve got Becky Lynch. There’s something for everybody and there’s something for every guy as well. There’s always somebody you can relate to and I think that’s been the catalyst in getting more of a young girl fan base.”

On Charlotte and Sasha’a Hell in a Cell match: “It’s incredible because you know, Charlotte is my best friend and Sasha has been there for me since I joined NXT as well. She helped me out immensely and I’ve had some of my favorite matches with her along with Bayley. The four of us are called The Four Horsewomen and it’s something that we’ve all wanted to do and wanted to achieve, to be the main event on a PPV. They did it and this is just the start. It’s just inspirational because it lets all of us know it’s possible and that’s exactly what we’re working for. They went in and beat the tar out of each other, I was worried for them.”

Becky also discusses training with Finn Bálor, failing PE in school, the art behind wrestling and her future wrestling goals.

You can listen to the full interview here.

What did you think of the interview? What have been some of your favorite Becky Lynch matches? What do you think is next for the women in WWE? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • limfox

    Love me some Becky. She seems so genuine and sincere, it’s like, how ca you not love this little lambchop? lol

    But it’s cute how Becky and Charlotte are BFFs and Sasha and Bayley are BFFs in real life.

    • conan_kun

      I’ve seen Bayley & Becky vs Charlotte & Sasha and Bayley & Charlotte vs Sasha & Becky but never have Becky & Charlotte vs Sasha & Bayley

    • John Finnie

      Yeah Paige must be upset at that after all before wwe Paiges family took her in to there house & her & Paige were close friends ….. not anymore

    • Joseph

      Well no surprise we all know the four of them are BFFs in real. Charlotte said in a interview a few weeks back that she would still hang out with Bayley and Sasha after shows but won’t post anything on social media to keep Kayfabe.

      • limfox

        There not all 4 BFFs in real life. Sasha doesn’t consider Charlotte her BFF but a regular friend. There’s a difference between all 4 of them being BFFs with each other and sets of 2 within the group of 4 being BFFs. And no one said it was a surprise, I said it was cute.

        • Joseph

          You do realize every time Sasha talks about Charlotte she’s in character?

          • limfox

            Obviously….it’s also obvious that they’re not best friends. And that’s fine. I know all the 4HW are friends with eachother but it’s clear that some have deeper bonds/best friendships: Becky/Charlotte and Sasha/Bayley.

            You’re reading way too heavily into my original comment LMAO

  • Robert Guerra

    Becky is such a kind person, everything she says seems so genuine and sincere, love her, a heel turn at or after wrestlemania would do wonders for her tho.

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    Becky is EVERYTHING <3 I agree with everything she's said. She didn't put down others to make today's generation seem better, and she highlighted the main reasons why now we get to see this positive change on the main roster.
    I love that chick!

    • Charlie Flickinger

      Thisss. I love that she gave props to the former women, while also putting over her gen all without taking away from the previous generations work.

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    • John Finnie

      Do you know if the picture of Paige getting jizz on her face & on the NXT title the front of it…..tell me there FAKE.if not shes out.

  • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

    Love Becky :)

  • Charlie Flickinger

    I love Becky so much.

  • abcburak

    I need Sasha vs Becky again!!!

  • saul de la efe

    I’m not a becky fan but this woman is authentic sweet heart! such a kind, genuine, and classy woman! she acknowledges women work in wwe history during the diva era and everything she is definitely FAN FAVORITE
    http://cdn2.crushable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Abby-Lee-Miller-Dance-Moms-shes-a-star.gif

    ….trasha banks can choke

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      I honestly don’t think Sasha is a bad person. She just doesn’t really express herself that well.

      • saul de la efe

        i know she is just kind of a stupid talker i don´t like her but i jsut throw shade at her without a real fact ahahha (lowkey i like her tbh)

    • comradecena

      what’s wrong with sasha?

      • saul de la efe

        nothing haahha i just wanted to throw shade at her i don´t like her

  • John Finnie

    On the other hand Becky & co don’t have what jazz lita Trish & co had & that was fans screaming for them even more than the men even when they were involved in the ME & storylines that lasted from start middle end

  • Shady

    ahh I love how much she loves wrestling, always talks about it with so much passion and her views are always so unproblematic and well put together! A pure sweetheart

  • Joseph

    By the way this interview is from November 2016.

  • Yes!

  • comradecena

    I hope she wins the title back soon. It really pissed me off how they made her look like a joke during her last title run

  • The only Horsewomen who still one of my favorites, was a blessing for her been drafted to SmackDown, she showcase all her skills and has been so amazing since then. Thank You Becky!