Memoir discloses shocking Becky Lynch decision that was turned down at WrestleMania 36

Becky Lynch, set to compete in WrestleMania 40, recently released a book titled, “Becky Lynch: The Man: Not Your Average Girl,” where she shares various topics and offers a glimpse into her life as a wrestler during her tenure in the Stamford-based company.

In a recent revelation, Lynch shared a shocking secret related to her match at ‘The Show Of Shows’ in 2020. ‘The Man’ disclosed that during her match with Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania 36 for the Raw Women’s Championship, she contemplated turning down the match.

Becky Lynch wanted to lose to Shayna Bayzler

Becky Lynch is one of the greatest superstars in the women’s division. Back in 2020, she faced off against Shayna Bayzler for the Raw Women’s Championship match in WrestleMania 36. In that match, both athletes gave it their all, and quite recently ‘Big Time Becks’ revealed that she wanted Shayna to win the match instead of her but the company forced her to win.

Lynch explained in her Memoir that she wanted to lose to the ‘Queen of Spades’, “As I chomped down on my cheesy puffs, I watched my opponent Shayna Baszler throw my expecting ass around like I was a kite on a windy day. I had recommended that she take the title from me at WrestleMania.”

Becky Lynch continued by saying that she got her success too quickly and she wanted other female talents to take the spotlight for a while. “Not because I was with child, but because I had been a babyface champion for so long, and could feel the audience beginning to turn on me. I had gone from an underdog to a top dog, and such a situation can’t overstay its welcome,” Lynch added.

“Plus, we needed to make more female contenders, and what better way to do that than having them, win the title on the grandest stage of them all? Everyone wins, except me, whose request was denied. I wanted to lose, but I could actually win, so it was a loss…Sigh. Wrestling is confusing,” Becky concluded.

Becky Lynch’s track record at WrestleMania

Becky Lynch’s first WrestleMania match was at the AT&T Stadium in WrestleMania 32. Her first match was a Triple Threat match against ‘The Queen’ Charlotte Flair and ‘The Boss’ Sasha Banks. The match saw all three wrestlers performing to the best of their ability but near the end, Sasha locked Becky in the Bank’s Statement and Charlotte used that to further injure Lynch, retaining her title.

Becky Lynch’s second match was a six-woman-title match, where she faced Alexa Bliss, Naomi, Carmella, Natalya, and Mickie James for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Although Becky performed spectacularly in WrestleMania 33. However, unfortunately she lost and Naomi won. The next match at WrestleMania 34 was a Women’s Battle Royal, in which “The Man’s” presence was hardly visible and she got eliminated by Mickie James.

‘Big Time Becks’ got her first win in the ‘Show of Shows’ in a triple threat match at WrestleMania 35. In that match, Lynch defeated Ronda Rousey, who was the Raw Women’s Champion, and Charlotte Flair, who was the SmackDown Women’s Champion, in a ‘Winner Takes All’ match to win both championships. Lynch pinned Rousey after she hit her with a crucifix to become the first woman to ever hold double titles.

The 37-year-old star got her second win against Shayna Bayzler at WrestleMania 36. Lynch got that win after Bayzler attempted to apply the Kirifuda clutch but ‘The Man’ did a roll-up to take the win. The event of WrestleMania 38 saw the WWE star competing against Bianca Belair. Unfortunately, she lost the match after Belair hit her with a K.O.D. to get the win.

The last year’s WrestleMania 39 event saw Becky in her first-ever tag team match at WrestleMania. The match held between Damage CTRL, consisting of Bayley, Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky vs Becky Lynch, Lita & Trish Stratus in a six-woman tag team match. Lynch ended that match after she executed a ‘Manhandle Slam’ to pin ‘The Role Model’ Bayley’ for the win.

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Anil Chowdhury

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Anil is a wrestling sports enthusiast who has been watching the sport for 15 years, his love for the sport started through watching and admiring WWE superstars like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Undertaker. As a WWE news writer, he provides timely and insightful coverage of events, matches, and developments within the world of professional wrestling. With a passion for the sport, he aims to deliver engaging and informative content that resonates with fans and keeps them updated on the latest WWE happenings.


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