Ahead of tonight’s SmackDown 1000 special, two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch spoke The Baltimore Sun to discuss being a part of SmackDown’s 1000 episode celebration, her upcoming Last Woman Standing match against and feud Charlotte Flair and wanting to main event Evolution. Highlights of the interview below
On turning on Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam: It was incredible. It was incredible to know that the people felt my frustration. This isn’t something that’s just popped up over a week or a month, it’s been three years in the making of just constantly being the underdog and fighting from underneath. Finally, enough is enough and I think everybody has felt that — when they’ve tried their best and tried their hardest and they haven’t gotten ahead. Eventually you just snap and say, “Enough is enough and I’m going after what I want and what I deserve and I don’t care who I have to take out in the process. I’m doing it. I’m making it.” To feel that myself and then have everyone in full support of that, it was a great moment.
On the WWE Universe not booing her: It’s not concerning. They’re reacting and they’re entertained. They’re enjoying the feud. It’s just a matter of what side that they’re on. Some people are on my side and some people are on Charlotte’s side. I do see it on my Twitter feed and Instagram, that I’m getting a lot more hate as it goes on. But it’s OK, I’m going after what I want. The people that are behind me, they’ll stay behind me. The people that aren’t, well that’s fine. I’ll just go ahead and succeed in spite of them.
On Evolution and wanting to main event it: It’s amazing. This is what I envisioned when I came over to WWE. I always felt that I wanted to be the women to be the coolest thing on TV. I wanted to make it that way. Through everybody’s hard work, past present and future with NXT and the Mae Young Classic, this has been deserved. It’s something that I think the fans are going to really enjoy. They’re going to really enjoy it a whole lot more if the SmackDown women’s champ is main eventing it and walks out with the title. Absolutely. But it’s important to me that I main event every show. I want to be the main event of all shows. That’s what I came over to do — to be the main event of WrestleMania, to be the main event of SmackDown, to be the main event of Raw, to be the main event of every single pay-per-view. And especially for something that’s this historic, I feel like myself and Charlotte have had such a storied history that it only seems fitting that we main event.
On competing in the first main roster Last Woman Standing match: It’s pretty awesome. Eventually there aren’t going to be any firsts anymore, because we’re going to have done them all. It’s just going to be part of history. So it always feels like you’re going down in the history books, whether it’s the first ladder match or the first last woman’s standing, or SmackDown women’s champion, or whatever it is. You feel like you’re going down in history. In WWE, it’s all about making moments and cementing your legacy. That’s what we’re doing.
On being a part of SmackDown 1000: It’s incredible because when I was young, I never got to see Raw. I would get to see the highlights, because there were shows like Superstars that would recap Raw, but SmackDown was the only show that I watched. So I’ve always had a special place in my heart for SmackDown. Also, as the first woman drafted to SmackDown, what I wanted to do was make it the greatest show. I feel like everybody on the roster has that ambition and somewhat felt like the underdogs. It was just coming together to make something special and to see where it’s gone from the brand split to now is amazing.
Lynch also discusses Ronda Rousey’s WWE progression so far, pinning Charlotte Flair clean at Hell in a Cell, and reveals which legends she’s most excited to see at SmackDown 1000.
What did you think of the interview? Would you like to see the SmackDown Women’s Title match main event Evolution? What do you think will happen in theuse last weeks leading up to Evolution? Let us know in the comments below!