Becky Lynch recently spoke with Justin Barrasso for Sports Illustrated, and “The Man” said she aimed to chase Ronda Rousey out of WWE at WrestleMania 35, and prove that ‘Rowdy’ was not as invincible as she made herself out to be:
“Ronda’s shoulders were on the ground, she got pinned one-two-three, she lost her championship, and we haven’t seen her since,” said Lynch, who is the WWE Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion. “My goal wasn’t just to knock Ronda Rousey out, it was to chase her out of the company—and we haven’t seen her since.
“The way to beat Ronda isn’t through her body, it’s through her mind. Once she feels like she is untouchable, that’s when she is most vulnerable. Ronda enjoyed WWE, as she did in MMA, when she was on top, but she got her jacket and left once she found out she wasn’t infallible.”
Becky also talked about one of her challengers at WWE Money In The Bank, Lacey Evans, who she’ll face for the RAW Women’s Championship. Lynch said Evans tries to put her down for being The Man, but calls Lacey’s views ignorant and says she’s
“She’s talking about how I’m failing. I just walked out of the main event at WrestleMania with two championships. I don’t know what she’s on, I don’t know what she’s smoking, but she’s out of her goddamn mind if she thinks she’s going to beat me at Money in the Bank.
This is about overcoming the odds. Believe in yourself, even when no one else does, that’s what it means to be ‘The Man.’ Being ‘The Man’ is all about going against the odds.
“Lacey Evans can call me ‘a man’ all she thinks, but that’s an ignorant view. Being ‘The Man’ means working to become the top dog, then holding yourself in that manner. No matter how people are trying to hold you down, you keep rising above. That’s what it means to be ‘The Man.’”