WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Champion “The Irish Lass-Kicker” Becky Lynch recently appeared on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s podcast The Steve Austin Show.
On her parents’ reaction to her wrestling career: “My dad was always behind whatever I wanted to do. My mom had a tougher time with it. When I first told her, so originally when I told her I was wrestling, actually, I said I was doing Brazilian jiu jitsu. And when she found out I was doing wrestling, she hit the roof. And that was a big thing about my leaving the business in the first place because I was out there on my own, Toblerone, I was just rambling around the world without a plan. And for any mother, I think you’re looking at your 19 year old daughter who’s off in America, off in Japan, but with nobody looking after her and you’re like, ‘oh my God!’, like, ‘stop it! Get a job! Stay here. Let me look after you.’”
On being a party girl when she was younger: “That would have been when I was younger. Younger, before I started wrestling. I was a bit of a wild child.”
On being more comfortable on the main roster: “I actually always felt more comfortable on RAW and SmackDown than NXT. Yes, the bigger crowd I’m more comfortable in front of. Smaller crowd, less comfortable. I don’t know why. Yeah. As soon as I came out on RAW, always felt just, ‘I’m at home’. NXT was less comfortable for me. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the smaller crowds and getting a reaction is harder. But as far as NXT goes, you’re training there six days a week or five days a week, you’re doing your shows three days a week. And then, we’ve got tapings once a month, so there’s more material and your mind is constantly going, constantly running new things, so you’re constantly thinking. Sometimes, the weekly show, you’ve got to get it done. You’ve got a story to go to and you have to think right there on the spot. In NXT you’ve got a longer time to work on different things.”