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Instagram photo by irishamericaBecky Lynch: A Fighting Irish Lass⠀ ⠀ Becky Lynch is becoming one of the major figures in what appears to be a revolution in women’s professional sports – pro wrestling. Enthusiastic, opinionated, and, yes, mouthy, Lynch spoke with Kara Rota about her rise in the unique, theatrical, and athletically demanding combat sport.⠀ ⠀ Becky Lynch failed P.E. in school. It’s almost impossible to imagine now, watching her at the top of her game as she flies off the ropes of the ring and delivers her signature finisher, an armbar called the Dis-arm-Her. In July, she debuted on WWE Monday Night Raw, pro wrestling’s flagship show, and quickly began climbing the ranks of the roster to audience enthusiasm.⠀ ⠀ There were no professional wrestling schools in Ireland when Lynch was born Rebecca Quin in Dublin in 1987. “Me and my brother would watch it [on TV] all the time and I loved it. But if you wanted to be a wrestler, you’d have to go off to England or America to train,” she said when we spoke on the phone in July.⠀ ⠀ That changed in 2002, when current NXT superstar Finn Bálor (then wrestling as Fergal “Prince” Devitt) opened a school in Bray, County Wicklow.⠀ ⠀ “It was about an hour and a half away from me. And it didn’t even have a ring at the time. We wrestled for three months on just six blue mats on the floor in this tiny little hall at Saint Andrew’s national school,” Lynch recalls.⠀ ⠀ “We’d go down there every Sunday and that’s how we learned, on the mats. We’d go across to England and do these summer camps where you’d train eight or nine hours a day in a gym. You’d sleep on the mats in the ring or under the ring.”⠀ ⠀ Using the name Rebecca Knox, Lynch made her professional wrestling debut at the end of 2002, teaming up with her brother in mixed #tagteam matches. But she still wasn’t thinking of it as a #career ⠀ ⠀ “I had a match in Kildare, and I remember coming home afterward and just sitting down and turning to my brother & saying, this is what I have to do with my life. This is all I want to do with the rest of my life."⠀ ⠀ ........⠀ ⠀ To read more visit our website⠀ ⠀ #wrestlemania33 #beckylynch #smackdownwomenschampion #luckoftheirish #fightingirish #irishlass

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