On this week’s edition of Chasing Glory, Lilian Garcia catches up with Becky Lynch as “The Irish Lass Kicker” gives an update on her current goals and drive toward continued WWE success, her upcoming movie debut and more. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
1:13:40 – Becky reflects on her journey to WWE:
Becky says, “We spend so much time worrying about things that aren’t going right at the moment. You’re constantly questioning yourself and questioning where you are. When things are seemingly falling apart or not going exactly the way you want them to, or maybe you’re looking at someone else and wondering why you aren’t where they are. When you look back, you realize everything you worried about was pointless, wasted energy. It was all those struggles that helped you become who you are and get to where you are. At the end of the day, I don’t think any of us would change our journey for anyone else’s. Won’t have the lows without having the highs. How would you even know they were highs without anything to compare them against?”
1:15:50 – Becky reflects on 2017:
Becky calls 2017 a mixed bag. She did a lot of great things that she was excited about, and accomplished a lot of goals she wanted to achieve. Becky moved out to Los Angeles and loves it, she got to be the lead female in The Marine 6, and she did some work with Nickelodeon. She was in the First (and Second) ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Matches, and she competed in the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble.
But, as someone who is ambitious and never wants to be complacent, Becky doesn’t think she’ll look back on 2017 as her most successful year. She says she wasn’t on TV or featured in storylines as much as she would like to be.
Becky says, “Of course, that sets you up for the following year. You say, okay, I’m not where I want to be, so how do I make sure to kick down the door and make sure next year is bigger, better, and we keep breaking glass ceilings?”
1:17:50 – Becky on the latest influx of NXT talent on WWE’s main roster
Becky says, “I’m pretty confident in my ability to connect with the audience. We just have a bond. You can only do myself and Charlotte, myself and Sasha, Bayley and Sasha, you can only do that for so long. There needs to be more competition, more evolution. More growth. The more people the better. I feel like – and I hope I do this well – I feel like I can elevate somebody in the ring and with a storyline, and make people care about someone. The more I can help somebody else get over and grow, the better it is for not just me, but for everyone and the business. Maybe I do that too much, to a fault, because I want everyone to be at a certain level so that people care about our storylines and care about either me kicking someone else’s ass or someone kicking my ass. I think it gets people more invested. That’s what we really need for the women to take off, for people to care about storylines, characters and the growth of it in general.”
For the full interview, click here.