35-year-old wrestler Becky Lynch made history after she won the headline Winner Takes All match at the WWE’s first ever all-female event, WrestleMania 35.
— WWE (@WWE) April 6, 2019
Limerick-born wrestler Becky Lynch becomes double WWE Champion
By ilovelimerick correspondent Conor Owens.
Limerick-born wrestler Becky Lynch made history at WrestleMania 35 when she won the headline Winner Takes All match during the WWE’s first ever all-female event.
In what was the first Wrestlemania main event to feature a non-North-American native, Becky, whose real name is Rebecca Quin, defeated Rhonda Rousey and Charlotte Flair in a ‘triple threat’ at the Met-Life Stadium in New Jersey, to take the WWE RAW Women’s Championship and WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship belt.
“It’s hard to put into words how I’m feeling now,” Lynch told WWE.com, adding “It’s just so overwhelming, I’ve worked for this my entire life. I’ve dreamed about this, I’ve obsessed about this and I never knew how I was going to feel. I think I probably had a picture of it, I think it’s just so much going on in my head right now I can’t comprehend it, I just achieved all my dreams.”
Originally from Limerick but raised in Dublin, the 32-year-old who is known to fans as ‘The Man’ is credited with revolutionising women’s wrestling through her incredible journey to the top.
Lynch had said before the showdown: “Tonight is the night where The Man finally comes around to collect. Tonight is the night where we change how this business works, thinks and progresses. I. Am. Ready. For. This.”
A wrestling fan since childhood, Lynch began wrestling in her teens and left University College Dublin to follow her dream.
At age 18, Becky made her way to Canada to pursue a career as a pro wrestler. After making her mark in Canada, disaster struck when Becky suffered a head injury during a 2006 competition in Germany.
In her time away from the squared circle Lynch worked as cabin crew for Aer Lingus and later studied drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology. She joined World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2013 and has since gone on to become a four-time women’s champion.
Today is the day when The Man finally comes around to collect. Today is the day when you and me change how this business works, thinks and progresses. I. Am. Ready. For. This. Day. #WrestleMania #BeckyLynch pic.twitter.com/IykjuRHPON
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) April 7, 2019
After her amazing victory, Becky took to Twitter to tell her fans “Unthinkable to think what was once unthinkable. Those 3 seconds last night were a lifetime in the making. Thank you to all of you who have been on this crazy whirlwind journey with me. We’re only getting started”.
After her incredible win on Sunday, Becky Lynch told WWE’s official media team that her victory now means that ‘anything is possible’.
She said: “It’s hard to put into words how I’m feeling right now, it’s so overwhelming. I’ve worked for this my entire life, I’ve dreamed about this.
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