As you’ve almost certainly heard by now, Becky Lynch revealed last night that she’s expecting a baby, and relinquished her WWE Raw Women’s Championship to Asuka, who won the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match that turns out to have been for Becky’s title all along. While the Raw segment was great, there obviously wasn’t much room to go into detail about Becky’s feelings or plans. It didn’t take long, however, for a lot more to come out.
Shortly after the segment ended on Raw, Becky tweeted gratefully about her feelings and her future:
She had also already given an interview to People.com, which went up almost immediately after word got out. As she explained there, the only question she had about being a mother for a long time was when it would be possible.
I’ve always, always wanted kids. I’m just so career-focused that it became one of those things that, when you’re chasing a dream for so long, I always wondered, “Am I going to get around to it? Is it going to happen for me?”
But once Seth came into the picture, things became clearer:
When we got together, things started to look a lot clearer and I knew he was the person that I wanted to have kids with — that this was going to happen and it was just a matter of when. Seth is one of the smartest people I know. He’s just got an insane work ethic, insane integrity and he is the most generous, kindhearted person. He’s very, very focused on what the right thing to do is and always looking to grow and correct himself and be better so he can be the best person for me, and now, the best father.
The first pregnancy test came up negative, but Becky knew better and tried again.
I took the first one wrong. Then I took a few more tests until I got a digital one that just said the word “Pregnant.” I was with Seth at the time and he just threw his hands up in the air, all excited!
And once she knew there was a baby on the way, her whole outlook had to change:
Of course, you start to become nervous, too, because you’ve lived your whole life as thinking for yourself and yourself alone. Now you have this whole other person that you have to look after and grow, and make sure that you’re doing everything that you possibly can to make sure that they are the healthiest and the safest that they can be. But we’re just so, so excited. Just so excited for how much love we’re going to give that little thing.
Beyond becoming a mother, Becky clearly doesn’t know what comes next. Will she return to the ring, or move on to an acting career? Only time will tell.
It’s just such a joyous time and then such a sad time too. I loved this and I’ve given my life to this. I’ve achieved everything that I want to achieve in this business. I don’t know what the next chapter is because I only know what it’s like to think for myself when I’m by myself. So I don’t know what it’ll look like and how my priorities shift and what I’m going to want in the future. So, everything’s open.
WWE won’t be the same without Becky Lynch, but knowing how happy she is with this turn of a events can only bring comfort to her fans. And whether it’s in WWE, on the big screen, or elsewhere, it seems safe to assume we’ll see her again down the road.