WWE Superstar Becky Lynch recently spoke to Bleacher Report on a number of professional wrestling topics. “The Irish Lass Kicker” discussed working as a heel in her early days as a professional wrestler, staying away from Total Divas on E!, and wrestling intergender matches with James Ellsworth. Here are the highlights:
Working as a heel early in her career:
“When I was on the independent circuit, I always played the heel role, but I always felt that no matter what, I was able to connect with the fans. Whether I was good or not, there was a connection there because I think I just really love wrestling. If you’re a fan, you love wrestling. When you can feel that radiating off somebody, I think you tend to gravitate toward them. I think that’s the same with a lot of the babyfaces throughout WWE history. Fans pick up on that energy. It’s a passion we have for the industry. That resonates with them.”
Staying away from Total Divas:
“It’s not something I ever wanted for myself. It’s a great opportunity for the women. But I never envisioned myself in that role. And there’s a certain mystique about myself that I’d like to keep. I don’t want to give out too much of Rebecca Quinn.”
Working intergender matches with James Ellsworth:
“With that match, my whole hope was that people didn’t get up in arms about a guy touching a woman. And that it just became about the storyline as opposed to ‘Oh no! What’s going on in the world?’ It was more about entertainment than making any political or social statement.”
You can check out Lynch’s full interview with Bleacher Report by clicking here.