SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch will defend her belt against two of WWE’s elite performers in Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks next Thursday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
WWE’s Becky Lynch has opened up on her upcoming match at WWE Crown Jewel.
‘Big Time Becks’ will defend her SmackDown Women’s Championship title in a blockbuster triple threat match against Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, two of WWE’s elite performers.
The event will emanate from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and will be just the third WWE match to take place in the country, and the first ever involving three women.
The Irishwoman is looking forward to visiting the nation for the first time and inspiring an entire generation of women and children.
“This will be my first trip to Saudi Arabia, but I have only heard great things about the country from the guys who have already been over”, Lynch told WWE UK.
“Everyone is so nice when the guys go over and the people there are so grateful and appreciative of us going there and performing – so I can’t wait to be there and see all this for myself.
“Being able to inspire people is the most important thing – that’s why we do this. We are seeing a whole new generation of women and kids and hopefully showing them what is possible and what can be done.
“It is hugely important for us to go over there and steal the show – which of course we will.”
In 2019 Natayla and Lacey Evans took part in the first women’s professional wrestling match to take place in Saudi Arabia.
It was an historic and important moment for the women in attendance on the night.
And Lynch commented on how important it is for women to place trust in themselves and by doing so, good things usually follow.
“I think it is all about being true to yourself and trusting your gut. As women, and as people, we often don’t trust ourselves enough and I don’t know where that comes from,” she stated.
“I don’t recall ever thinking in my life that I wish I didn’t trust my gut. Once we follow our intuition is always brings us to good places.”
The grappler also shared her thoughts, feelings and challenges that come with being a new mum, after giving birth to baby girl Roux last December.
Having been very active on social media in the past, Lynch revealed she has spent less time on the platforms since becoming a parent.
The champion commented: “One thing I find I look at differently now [that I am mother] is social media and how that affects people, and how it affects young people in particular.
“You may have noticed but I don’t really post as much anymore, and it’s very much around the narrative of how we empower women to use our voices in an appropriate way, especially when there is so much noise all the time.
“I think I am very much still trying to figure all that out, but I think anything I do has that much more weight to it now I am a mom.”
The Crown Jewel card is stacked and features a blockbuster Universal Championship match with Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar and a mammoth Hell in a Cell encounter between Edge and Lynch’s husband, Seth Rollins.
Commenting on what fans can expect from her match, Lynch added: “Firstly, people can expect me to walk out there still the Smackdown Women’s Champion. In addition to that they can expect a barnstormer of a match.
“Any time you get myself, Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair – three of the best in the industry regardless of gender – you know you are going to be watching something very special and there is no doubt that match will steal the show.”