Becky Lynch announces she is having a baby, vacates title

Monday’s episode of Raw began with Becky Lynch’s announcement that she is giving up the Raw women’s title and will be going away for a while to have a baby.

Monday’s episode of Raw began with Becky Lynch’s announcement that she is giving up the Raw women’s title and will be going away for a while to have a baby.

Lynch gave a speech at the beginning of the show after walking out with the Money in the Bank briefcase. When she was interrupted by Asuka, she opened the briefcase to reveal that the Raw women’s title, which was awarded to Asuka after the ladder match on Sunday’s Money in the Bank show.

Lynch proceeded to add that she is going to become a mother and would going away for a while and would miss everyone. During a backstage segment with Charly Caruso, the babyfaces walked into the scene to congratulate Lynch.

In an interview with People Magazine, which was released right after the announcement on Raw, Lynch said that her and fiance Seth Rollins discovered they would be having a baby after a series of pregnancy tests in April:

I took the first one wrong. Then I took a few more tests until I got a digital one that just said the word ‘Pregnant.’ I was with Seth at the time and he just threw his hands up in the air, all excited!

I don’t know what the next chapter is because I only know what it’s like to think for myself when I’m by myself. So I don’t know what it’ll look like and how my priorities shift and what I’m going to want in the future. So, everything’s open.

Lynch, 33, won the Raw women’s title in the main event of WrestleMania 35 at MetLife Stadium in April 2019 and left as show as both Raw & SmackDown women’s champion. She lost the SmackDown title to Charlotte Flair in May 2019.

Her last match occurred on the first night of WrestleMania 36, which was taped during the last week of March and aired on April 4th where she defeated Shayna Baszler.

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