Becky Lynch recalls ‘weird & confusing’ period from her early NXT days, being told to ‘move like a girl’

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Lynch states that she was lucky to have the likes of Seth Rollins and John Cena to get feedback from. 

In March, Becky Lynch is releasing her book titled ‘Becky Lynch: The Man: Not Your Average Average Girl’. To promote it, she was the focus of a LiveSigning session that was hosted by her husband, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. 

As she was speaking about the early days of her wrestling career, she touched on the beginning of her time at NXT. Lynch described it as ‘weird and confusing’. She remembers being told to ‘move like a girl’. 

Lynch stated that her main purpose was to get herself in the spots that were normally reserved for men. She feels lucky to have had the likes of Rollins and John Cena to get advice from. 

Even in my early stages in NXT, it was weird and it was confusing because you were told that women can’t punch and we can’t use things like steps or we can’t use the posts and it was like, are we supposed to hair pull and slap each other? And it was very confusing and I even remember being told, ‘Move like a girl’ and I was like, ‘What? I’m a girl. I’m moving. What do you mean move like a girl?’ And it was all so very confusing… and also, where I wanted to get to, there had been no women that had gone there so, it is very male-dominated but I was trying to get to the space where the men where at the top of the card and so I had to rely on them for help and for guidance and was lucky that I had people like you (Seth Rollins) to turn to and John Cena, being able to ask him advice because he was on all the live events and so you very much had to go to the people who had been in the spots that you wanted to be and luckily, everybody is so willing to help the younger, eager talent out in that regard… Nobody’s hoarding the secrets for themselves.

Lynch was a part of the 2024 women’s Royal Rumble. She entered at the #21 spot and was eliminated by Naomi (Trinity) via an unintended assist from Jade Cargill. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit LiveSigning with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

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