Becky Lynch Thought About Moving To America At 19, Had The Goal Of Being In TNA Because Women's Division Was Treated Better

Becky Lynch looks back at wanting to join TNA Wrestling.

Becky Lynch began wrestling in 2002 and worked around the independent scene while still being based overseas. In September 2006, Lynch suffered a head injury that caused her to take a seven year leave from wrestling.

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Speaking to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, Lynch discussed what she had in mind for her career before being injured.

"When I got hurt, I got a concussion. I got a bunch of stitches in my eye. Really I was like, I don't know what I'm doing with my life and I was 19 years old. I was about to move over to America to do a personal training diploma in Orlando. My goal was, 'Maybe I can get into TNA' because the way that they were treating women there was so much better than the way that they were treating women in WWE. So it's like, 'I can make a splash there,' but when I got hurt, and then I felt like I was just all over the place. I did this bodybuilding competition. My hormones were all out of whack. I was just depressed, I was depressed, I was anxious. I was all over the place. I was lost. I was lost and I didn't have anyone to guide me. I didn't have any guidance. Who was going to guide me? My mom didn't know anything about wrestling. My dad didn't know anything about wrestling. I didn't have any role models that were able to take me under their wing and be like, 'Oh, it's all gonna be okay,' you know, because I didn't know and so I left wrestling for seven years," she said.

Lynch signed with NXT in 2013, and the rest is history.

Elsewhere during the interview, Lynch commented on her current contractual status with WWE. You can find her full comments by clicking here.

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