Current WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch recently attended the Global Citizen Festival. She was there as a celebrity guest host. In a recent interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Lynch spoke about her time at the Festival and about pushing for equality in pro wrestling.
She confessed she was excited to be there, calling the festival a “wonderful cause.” When it comes to making a difference, Lynch explained how WWE is a global entity that tells stories everybody can relate to.
She added “There’s absolutely nothing greater than Global Citizen and trying to end world poverty and try and create equality for everyone on the planet and end gender inequality. It’s incredible.”
When asked about what she is striving for as a wrestler, “The Man” replied that she wanted the women’s locker room to be given equal opportunity to shine.
“Give us the opportunity — give everyone equal opportunity — and let’s see what happens there,” she said. “I’m not asking for a free ride or anything like that. It’s about earning your spot and I think that people don’t need to be held down because of gender, race, where they come from. It’s all about proving your worth as a human and being allowed to be treated as such.”
Becky Lynch is scheduled to defend her RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks at WWE’s pay-per-view Hell in a Cell. The event takes place on October 6th at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.