Becky Lynch is the undisputed champion of Raw's Women's division, and social media.
The sharp-tounged Irishwoman has made friends and foes alike with her presence and wit, and has used the platform to inspire and conjure up anger. When speaking with Fightful.com, the WWE Raw Women's Champion let us know she's not just looking to through 280 character fisticuffs -- she still wants to empower her fans.
Warms mine too.— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) March 11, 2019
Tell her I’ll see her in the ring one day.— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) March 12, 2019
“The way that I look at it, I will fight my enemies, but I'm there for my supporters. If I can inspire a little girl or anybody for that matter that has supported me along the journey, I appreciate it. If you come at me, expect to get your head chewed off," said Lynch.
Still, Lynch's Twitter activity is often designed to press buttons. Regardless of her personal level of comfort with her co-workers, she specified that she's trying to generate eyes on whatever it is she's involved in. It's worked, as she would win the Royal Rumble and headed to the main event of WrestleMania. If others want to follow her lead and reach those levels, Lynch suggests that they consider doing the same.
"Nothing but work gets done here," Lynch said of her social media. "If anybody realizes what I'm doing, I think they'd send me a bouquet of flowers. I'm trying to get people interested, I'm trying to get people to care about women's wrestling more than they have in decades, or ever. That's what I'm doing. If I have to step outside the lines to get that done, and people understand that, then that's great. Let's all make more money. Let's all be the main event of WrestleMania...or...OR...we can go back to sitting in the back, brushing each other's hair, supporting each other, telling each other how great we are and 'oh, oh, isn't this wonderful.' We're in the fight business! The conflict business! It's all about conflict, we're selling conflict. People need to understand that! I'm going to be standing out there, ready to fight anyone, any time.”
Things don't always work out well for the other side of the equation in these Twitter battles. Lynch confessed that she'll occasionally start a war of words, only to gauge the reaction and realize that it's not even worth the effort.
"Well, sometimes I do (pick them), and then I think 'ah, if you're going to make this much of a drama of it, I'm not going to give you attention. I'm not going to let you step to the man. I'm not going to let you want to be a main event.' If you can't hack it, get your jacket. I'm trying to pick fights here and there, and people can't handle it. So I'm on to the next one. Who else wants to make money with the champ?," Lynch asked.
It seems as if Sasha Banks wants to make money with the champ, as days after we spoke with Lynch, she made a return to WWE Raw, attacking Becky Lynch. You can check out Becky's comments on Banks at this link.
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