Becky Lynch is one of the most popular female stars in the WWE today. You might not know about all of the fascinating stories from her life before joining the company in 2013. We decided to put some of them together for your enjoyment!
Wrestling Saved Her Life
You might not know that Becky Lynch was on a bit of a downward spiral before she began wrestling. She has mentioned that in her youth, she was drinking and doing drugs while hanging out with the wrong crowd.
In a 2005 interview with Ladysports.com, Becky explained how wrestling saved her life:
“Wrestling didn’t change my life… it SAVED my life! I’m telling you, I started really young, but I was going down a bad path before I started. I was drinking twice, sometimes three times a week, and doing things I really shouldn’t have. There was a copious amount of marijuana involved. But then I started wrestling, and I gave up everything. I started working out, eating a good diet, and just did everything I could that I thought would benefit me. I also started studying a lot harder in school. It matured me a remarkable amount and made me completely focused. Lord, I don’t know where I’d be now if I didn’t start wrestling, and to tell you the truth, I wouldn’t want to know”
She Was Trained By Finn Balor
Becky Lynch tagged along with her brother in 2002 to a wrestling school ran by current WWE star: Finn Balor. She was only 15 at the time.
A young Balor [he was only 20 at the time] ended up training Becky and played a key part in her becoming the wrestler that she is today.
In an interview with Irish America, Becky recalled her early days of training:
“Me and my brother would watch it all the time and I loved it. But if you wanted to be a wrestler, you’d have to go off to England or America to train. It [Balor’s school] was about an hour and a half away from me. And it didn’t even have a ring at the time. We wrestled for three months on just six blue mats on the floor in this tiny little hall at Saint Andrew’s national school. We’d go down there every Sunday and that’s how we learned, on the mats. We’d go across to England and do these summer camps where you’d train eight or nine hours a day in a gym. You’d sleep on the mats in the ring or under the ring.”
In an interview with Sky Sports, Becky spoke about how important Finn was to her success:
“Balor is the one person that changed everything – he is the reason I am here”
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