Becky Lynch has revealed the challenges she faced after winning both the WWE Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships at WrestleMania 35, saying that not all storylines can be “home runs”.
Becky Lynch was one of the top superstars in WWE following her victory in the Triple Threat, Winner Takes All match against Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair in the WrestleMania 35 main event.
However, despite having become ‘Becky Two Belts’, the storylines Lynch took part in following WrestleMania were a bit more lacklustre than might have been expected for ‘The Man’.
Speaking on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Becky Lynch spoke about this time, which saw her in a feud with Lacey Evans and before teaming with one of her biggest rivals, Charlotte Flair.
“That was a little bit more difficult because, well, so I went from the main event of WrestleMania to then the next night, I had to make a star out of Lacey [Evans], and so then I was tasked with that.
“And that, you know, the audience didn’t know her. And so that was hard because I’d gone from fighting from underneath to being the top star to then all of a sudden, I’m the top star,and now I’ve got to bring somebody else up with me. And the audience doesn’t know her, and she was, you know, she hasn’t wrestled for very long. And so that was hard doing that.
“And then finding the right opponents in that mix to go there. And then we went from Lacey to Sasha, and Sasha’s so established and she’s great, and the audience loves her, loves to hate her, they still liked me, and so I got a few good matches in there with her. But then it went into a weird tag team run with me and Charlotte [Flair] because they were trying to book both of us on top but we’re opposing…there was some weirdness in there.”
Lynch went on to explain that, even though some storylines might not have looked great on paper, she and her fellow superstars still did their best to make them work.
“Not all the stories you have are gonna be home runs, I suppose, is my point. There’s gonna be some ones that don’t hit. But the thing is, you try with everyone to have it be a home run. You’re never going, ‘Let me phone this story in. Who’s this person? Don’t care about her, the audience doesn’t care about her, I don’t care about her.’
“No, you’ve gotta find a reason that you care, to make the audience care about them, and to try and make it be the best story that you can give, even if it’s not gonna be the best story that you’ve ever had. You want every story to be the best story that you’ve ever had.”
Becky Lynch will defend the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship in Saudi Arabia at Crown Jewel. She will face both Sasha Banks and the woman she beat at WrestleMania 37 to capture the title, Bianca Belair, in a Triple Threat match at the event on October 21st.
H/T to WrestleZone for the above transcription.