Becky Lynch: Women’s wrestling could be the coolest thing on TV


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Becky Lynch: Women’s wrestling could be the coolest thing on TV

On 7 April, at WrestleMania 35, in what was the first time women headlined a WrestleMania event, Becky Lynch won both the Raw Women’s Championship and SmackDown Women's Championship in a Winner takes all match against Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair, making her a double champion and the only woman to hold both titles simultaneously.

Lynch is now an overall four-time women's champion in WWE. In a recent interview with ESPN Women, the Irish superstar reflected on wanting women’s wrestling to be the coolest thing on TV: “Oh yeah, absolutely.

What I wanted coming into this career was for women’s wrestling to be the coolest thing on TV. I wanted to change the term from ‘divas’ to ‘women’, which we did three years ago, and I wanted to headline the main event at WrestleMania.

But I also wanted the audience to demand it, not because we were women but because they cared about our story more than any other story, and they did. Our women’s main event was at the end of a seven-hour show, and everybody stayed.

That makes me super proud”. Following her arrival on WWE's main roster in July 2015, she became the inaugural SmackDown Women's Champion at Backlash 2016 and has held the title a total of three times.