If Becky Lynch wants to make it to WrestleMania, she’s going to have to pass the last hurdle of the Elimination Chamber event that WWE holds every February. For the last four months, she has been reigning as the Raw women’s champion, but she has truly had gold in her hands every day since WrestleMania 35 in April 2019.
Since her heelflip at SummerSlam 2021, Big Time Becks has faced some of the greatest opponents in the history of Raw, including Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks, Doudrop, and Liv Morgan. Even though they all made it thus far, they were unable to win the title. Lita, on the other hand, presents a whole new set of challenges on Saturday.
According to several reports, Lynch was inspired by WWE Hall of Famer Lita when she was a little girl. Despite the fact that there are many parallels between the two, Lynch is aware that this chance to confront one of her lifetime idols might cost her the championship if she isn’t cautious.
During an interview with Graham GSM Matthews of Bleacher Report, Lynch discusses how she has been preparing for Lita, Ronda Rousey choosing Charlotte Flair as her WM opponent, and more.
“Thirteen-year-old me would be losing their mind,” Lynch said. “Even 30-year-old me would lose their mind. The me that had Lita first introduce the women’s title to them at WrestleMania 32 would be losing their mind. But the me that I am today, the champion, having gone through all of these obstacles, coming back better than ever, to have my childhood hero try to get a rub off that and try to challenge me at the most important time of the year, that’s very conflicting for me.”
Lynch is aware of the importance of this match. A billboard in Saudi Arabia advertising the first-ever women’s bout has been put up by WWE this week to promote the match between Lynch and Lita. Lynch will go all out when the chime goes off. Lita’s return tour will be the last for her, and she has no intention of letting it begin.
“I’m forced to either destroy my childhood hero or let her think she has a chance against me,” she said. “I have to destroy my childhood hero. This is an awful predicament that she’s put me in. Now, I realize the gravity of it and the impact of it and what it means for me and for the future and for Lita, and it’s huge, almost beyond my comprehension, that this is happening right now. If you told teenage me in 20 years that I’d be having a match for the Raw Women’s Championship against Lita, I think I’d literally lose my mind. My head might explode.”
Lita challenged Lynch to a Raw Women’s Championship match on the same evening that The Man was confronted by Ronda Rousey, who was making her long-awaited comeback. Even though she lost in a Triple Threat against Lynch at WrestleMania 35, Rousey still has a lot of unfinished business to deal with.
“Can you blame them? I’m magic right now!” Lynch said about Lita and Rousey. “I’m nothing but magic. Everything is better than ever. Matches, better than ever. Every time I talk, better than ever, bringing up Liv Morgan and Doudrop and making them all household names. I don’t blame anybody for wanting to work with me.
“I also don’t blame Ronda for not wanting to work with me because I’m better than ever and I came back,” she continued. “Nobody understands how hard Ronda is doing better than me. Being a mom is hard. Traveling with an infant is very hard. Wrestling is very hard. Combining all of those things is a huge difficulty and I make it look easy, but it’s not easy.”
The implication from Lynch’s statements is that she respects Rousey but does not consider her as a real danger to her position as a UFC champion. Even if she chooses to restart her feud with Lynch, which will happen sooner rather than later, she’s already defeated her before and will do so again.