Lillian Garcia and Becky Lynch get very deep and personal in Lilian’s latest “Making Their Way to the Ring” interview. In a video for the new podcast episode, the two talk at length about a variety of topics, including Becky’s upbringing in Dublin, Ireland, her pre-WWE career as a flight attendant, training under the tutelage of Finn Bálor, body image and more.
Here are a few highlight quotes to take away from the clip before watching the video in its entirety:
On visiting Finn Bálor wrestling school for the first time with her brother: “I went down there the very first day that it opened. My brother was a little bit annoyed that I was coming along, like ‘Little sister tagging along,’ you know? I went in expecting this giant warehouse, with the big sign over top of it and loads of big, giant lads and muscular women and everything. I walk in and it’s just Fergal [Devitt aka Finn Balor], he was 20 at the time, you know all skinny and everything and just a bunch of guys with half grown out long hair trying to look like the Hardys.”
On questioning her wrestling career after a devastating injury in the ring: “I got hurt…I did stop. I remember as well then I was on the way to Orlando…and I remember calling on a pay phone and I was like ‘Mom, I, please I wanna come home. Sorry I’ll get a real job, blah, blah, blah. I wanna come home. Please.’ And she was like, ‘No, you’re not gonna come home. You’re gonna see this… see this through.'”
On body image and her own struggles with disordered eating: “I really wanted to get to WWE before I was 20. I wanted to get there as a teenager. Thank God I didn’t. But I was like ‘Well, if I look a certain way they’re gonna want me.’ So that’s when I started getting into bodybuilding and then that was my downward spiral. I started eating far too little. I remember going off to Japan four weeks before I was supposed to do a competition. Every bump hurt. I had no protection on me. I didn’t have the energy.”
On not realizing her dream of getting into the WWE at 20 years old: “Thank God I didn’t. I wouldn’t have lasted at 20. I was an idiot! If I had gotten there, then I wouldn’t have had all of the life experience that I had. Maybe it would have gone to my head or something.”
Watch the full interview below:
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