Becky Lynch: “I don’t know that I ever felt comfortable in NXT”

During an appearance on Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast, Becky Lynch commented on how being on the WWE main roster is different from NXT…

“I don’t know that I ever felt comfortable in NXT. From the moment I got on RAW, I felt way more comfortable than I ever did in NXT. I think a lot of that was I was always on the chopping block. Like, I was always on the chopping block. It’s kind of one of those things where you say to people, like, ‘Oh, no, I wasn’t good’, and they go, ‘Oh yeah, sure, sure.’ The great thing about me was I didn’t really have anything to lose and I didn’t have any shame, so I get up there and I do a silly Irish jig and I played crazy characters like little old lady magician and all this different stuff and hoped something stuck, because I was like, well you know what? They’re not going to book me like I’m the next Goldberg. I’m not going to be spotted and seen like, ‘Okay, we need to put a rocket to her because she’s got it.’ For me, it was just a matter of how I could survive. So give me anything, give me a sliver of anything, and I will take it. I will run with it. I will put as much energy as I can into it and try to make it as good as I can and that was kind of what I did. That was my survival mechanism.”

“I think I had the luxury of feeling like I never made it or like I was never going to make it and I think that was a blessing because it never allowed me to become complacent or entitled. I just always had to work and I had to grind. I think that’s what made everything better and I also think that’s what has endeared me to the fans. I think they see that. Not many people are seen and spotted and like, ‘That’s our guy. That’s our girl. Let’s strap a rocket to them. Not many people get that in life and I think people can relate to that.” (quotes courtesy of