Becky Lynch made her long-awaited return at WWE SummerSlam and she spoke about her time off. Becky Lynch returned after nearly taking 15 months off. She delivered her first child a few months ago. On the Out Of Character Podcast, she revealed that she did not like being away from wrestling while she was pregnant.
She also revealed that she was expecting to return as a babyface. “I love talking shop, I think the two of us are always talking shop,” Lynch said. “When you’re in the business, it’s just in your veins and you never stop it.
You’re always thinking of what would be cool, what would be interesting, what would get under peoples skin. I would always think about what it would be like, what would my comeback be like, what would I do when I came back.
Vince is never going to want me as a heel so what does this new babyface look like? Then they told me I was going to be a heel”.
Becky Lynch Speaks About Returning to WWE as a Heel
Becky revealed that her heel character is more like her true self.
She currently holds the Smackdown Women’s title and has worked as a heel wrestler before. “I think that’s it, it’s mostly me when I’m pissed off or when I’m just ranting and making fun of things,” Lynch said.
“You have to start from yourself and then take influences from other things. Even when I was in the indies I was this loudmouth, over the top, had this swag, not to this level but I was all about the swag when I was on the independents as Rebecca Knox.
“The Man was much more understated but now we’re developing and putting layers on it and adding little bits because it’s all trial and error which is the fun part. Trying and seeing what sticks, taking risks.
Because it’s easy to go, oh, The Man worked, let me stick with that, let me stay in my black leather jacket and call people dopes or you can evolve and you can take risks. You can see what sticks with the audience and what doesn’t, do something new and give yourself something new and a new challenge”.
She also stated that her original character was supposed to be a heel. However, she ended up becoming one of the most over wrestlers in the history of WWE. “Here’s what happened, it was initially supposed to be a heel turn,” Becky Lynch said.
“Only a handful of people thought it was actually going to turn me heel, I was not one of them. Then you lose the need to have everyone like you, like I was a babyface my entire career and so then you’re just like ‘Like me guys, like me, look at how happy I am, like me.’ That’s hard, there’s a certain element of I hope they like me but when you’re a heel you lose that.
Extra confidence comes from that and then I was put in more high profile spots and I succeeded and then once you succeed and you succeed a little bit more then you start to get confidence and you act your way into confidence as opposed to ‘Hey guys, like me.’ Once you don’t care whether people like you or not, you’re free.
You’re free to go off and do and have confidence and do whatever you want. If they boo you, great, if they cheer you, great”.