As first revealed by WWE Network News, WWE has decided to relaunch its get-to-know-your-favorite-wrestler concept, by once again airing Superstar Picks: a show in which a WWE Superstar gets to choose the matches that most influenced their career. Hosting the newest episode? Becky “The Man” Lynch.
Superstar Picks lets a WWE Superstar choose 10 matches that most influenced their career, or led them to choosing a life in wrestling. The host in this particular case, Lynch, will discuss each match prior to the airing of the full match, explaining why she chose the match, and what it means to her.
The concept is an attempt to allow “casual” fans to really get in the head of their favorite wrestler, better getting to know them and their motivations. As is the case in the past, the matches are usually more well-known matches, which might turn away more veteran fans. Regardless, the idea usually shines an interesting light on our favorite women and men of WWE.
The list of matches Lynch intends to share, along with the synopsis for each pick, as written by Jon Potter of WWE Network News:
“No Way Out 2000 – Triple H vs Cactus Jack
Becky discusses Triple H vs. Cactus Jack from No Way Out 2000, her love for Mick Foley, and the moment she realized WWE had her hooked.
WWE @ MSG 08/30/1982 – Tiger Mask vs Dynamite Kid
Becky Lynch remembers being blown away by her first exposure to Tiger Mask and Dynamite Kid, who were both way ahead of their time.
Saturday Night’s Main Event 10/04/1986 – Ricky Steamboat vs Jake Roberts
Becky Lynch recalls Jake The Snake’s deliberate speaking style, her love for Steamboat, and a unique match featuring multiple reptiles.
SummerSlam 2016 – John Cena vs AJ Styles
Becky Lynch remembers falling in love with AJ Styles through tape trading, and the awesome Styles vs. Cena match from SummerSlam 2016.
WrestleMania X – Bret Hart vs Owen Hart
Becky relates to the sibling rivalry between Bret and Owen Hart, and remembers the technical perfection of their WrestleMania X match.
RAW 06/10/2013 – Daniel Bryan vs Seth Rollins
Becky Lynch discusses her love of Seth Rollins and Daniel Bryan, who put their intelligence and athleticism on display on Raw in 2013.
NXT TakeOver Fatal 4-Way – Sami Zayn vs Adrian Neville vs Tyler Breeze vs Tyson Kidd
Becky is REALLY excited to discuss the main event of NXT TakeOver Fatal 4-Way in great detail, and the exhilaration it brought to NXT!
WrestleMania 25 – Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker
Becky discusses Undertaker’s infamous dive, Shawn’s anguish, and the ‘wrestling perfection’ that took place at WrestleMania 25.
WrestleMania X7 – Edge and Christian vs The Dudley Boyz vs The Hardy Boyz
Becky recalls the chaotic brilliance of the 2nd TLC Match, where The Hardys, The Dudleys, and Edge and Christian created a masterpiece.”
If readers aren’t able to tell, the Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask match is new to the WWE Network, making it perhaps the first time a show on the Network has introduced brand new content.
Superstar Picks will be added to the “In-Ring” section of the WWE Network under a category with the same name, set to be available tomorrow morning between 9 and 10 a.m. EST.