Becky is the top dog.
After nearly two years of not holding championship gold, Becky Lynch became SmackDown Live Women's Champion for the second time when she defeated Charlotte Flair at last Sunday's 'Hell In A Cell' PPV. Becky has underwent an attitude change on WWE television that has the fans talking as well as current and former in-ring performers. Coming out of last month's SummerSlam PPV, Becky has attempted to come out in front of the live audience and talk down to them but the fans continue to cheer Becky and the volume of those cheers has increased as she embarked on her reign as champion.
Becky recently spoke with 'Las Cruces Sun News' over the telephone and during the conversation Becky was asked about whether she is a heel or a babyface and "The Irish Lasskicker" stated that whatever she is at the moment, she loves it.
“Whatever I am doing right now, I am loving it," Lynch said. "Whatever this is, I love it." Becky continued by speaking about the storyline with Charlotte and how it has played out thus far, "Just in general, people around the world … you try and be the nice person, always," Lynch said about her character's change. "Everybody, and I think this is so relatable. For the most part, people are generally good and want to do the right thing, and sometimes, it just backfires on you. My dad used to always tell me no good deed goes unpunished, and I think that’s what you’re seeing with Becky right now - that she’s always done the right thing and it hasn’t gotten her where she wants it, and now she’s had enough and she’s saying, ‘I don’t care who’s in my way.’ I didn’t leave home at 16, travel the world and sleep on people’s couches. No, I came with a goal and I haven’t gotten that because I have been too focused on doing the right thing always when other people aren’t. That’s what we’re seeing and she’s had enough … she’s not letting them be an obstacle anymore.”
On a recent edition of WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross' 'The Jim Ross Report' podcast, he compared Becky Lynch to Stone Cold Steve Austin because of the two playing the anti-hero role while being beloved by the fans and marching to the beat of their own drum. Becky commented on the praise from J.R. by saying it means the world to be compared to Stone Cold Steve Austin and she further elaborated on that:
“That means the world," Lynch said about Ross' compassion. "You can’t get a better comparison than being compared to Stone Cold Steve Austin. He’s one of the greatest. He’s so smart in how he did things, his reactions and how we would sell things. Just his charisma and how he would talk. It was too impossible to not want to cheer that guy because he was doing what we all wanted to do. None of us want to take crap from anybody and I think that’s the same thing Becky Lynch is doing right now too. That’s the highest honor you could possibly be given.”
The SmackDown Live Women's Champion also reflected on her journey to WWE, and discussed having plans to main event WWE's first-ever all-women's PPV 'Evolution' on October 28th. To read the full interview, click here.