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NXT Showcase: Becky Lynch

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Topic/Subject: Today, I will be showing a match that involves a lass kicker.

Wrestler: “The Lass Kicker” Becky Lynch (Rebecca Knox).

Background Information: Becky Lynch is from Dublin, Ireland. As a teenager, she heard that Fergal Devitt and Paul Tracey were opening a wrestling school in Ireland, and decided to go check it out.

Beginning in June 2002, she ended up training there, along with her brother. She made her professional wrestling debut five months later on November 11, 2002, using the name Rebecca Knox.

She teamed with her brother in mixed tag team matches during the early part of her career. She also trained at NWA UK Hammerlock.

During the early part of her career, she wrestled in Ireland, and lost to English wrestler Eden Black at an NWA Ireland show in Dublin.

On May 13, 2005, she was defeated by English wrestler Skye at Queens of Chaos’ inaugural show and DVD taping in Toulouse, France.

On August 7, 2005, she appeared at a Fighting Spirit Federation (FSF) show, where she competed in a four-way match for the World Queens of Chaos Championship against the champion, Nikita as well as Jersey and Emil Sitoci and Robbie Mireno in a three-way match.

On September 26, 2005, she competed for German Stampede Wrestling (GSW), where she lost to Finnish wrestler Kisu in a singles match. During the match, she suffered a cut above her eye, for which she received stitches. She later posted on her website that she had been suffering from headaches, vision problems, and loud buzzing in her left ear since receiving the injury. She was diagnosed with possible damage to her eighth cranial nerve, and as a result canceled all her bookings for the rest of the year. She was expected to participate at a ChickFight television taping on May 4, 2008, but was removed from the show after no-showing a Shimmer Women Athletes show, stating that she did not believe that wrestling was the correct career choice for her at that time.

She joined the Canadian promotion SuperGirls Wrestling, an all-female offshoot of Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW) in 2005, first appearing on ECCW shows.

Throughout her career in ECCW career, she became a NWA ECCW SuperGirls Champion. She competed in ECCW until early 2006.

On October 14, 2005, she appeared at a New England Championship Wrestling (NECW) event in Framingham, Massachusetts where she competed in a four-way match that was won by Violet Flame. Later that month, Knox participated in All Pro Wrestling (APW)’s third ChickFight tournament in Hayward, California.

She began working for the all-female promotion Shimmer Women Athletes in 2006. In her debut match for the promotion at the DVD tapings of Volume 3, she defeated Allison Danger on February, 12, 2006, and she established herself as a heel by faking an injury.

In the main event of the Volume 4 DVD tapings later that night, she lost to Daizee Haze, provoking a feud between the two women. At the Volume 5 tapings on May 21, 2006, she attacked Haze following Haze’s first match against Portia Perez, performing a release German suplex on Haze. She went on to defeat Haze in a two out of three falls match later that evening. The match lasted 29 minutes and was later described by promoter Dave Prazak as “probably the best women’s match [that he’d] seen on U.S. soil in years, if not ever”.

She was supposed to face Haze in a 60-minute Iron Woman match at Shimmer’s Volume 7 taping, but due to the injury she sustained in Germany, the match was cancelled.

She was booked for a Shimmer event on April 26, 2008, but no showed, stating that she did not believe that wrestling was the correct career choice for her at that time.

On March 26, 2011, she returned to Shimmer as the manager of the mother/daughter tag team, Saraya and Britani Knight.

In November 2005, she completed a two week tour of Japan as she competed for International Women’s Grand Prix. She tagged with Aja Kong and Gran Hamada in the main event on each show and her team was undefeated.

She returned to Japan in August 2006, defeating Yuri Urai in a singles match on August 13, 2006, before teaming with Bullfight Sora to defeated Gami and Kyoko Kimura.

On April 8, 2013, it was reported that she had signed a two-year developmental deal with WWE and had moved to Florida to report to their developmental territory NXT.

On August 29, 2013, her new ring name was revealed as Becky Lynch and she debuted at an NXT live event in November.

She made her televised in-ring debut on June 26, 2014, on an episode of NXT, defeating Summer Rae.

On October 23, 2014, on an episode of NXT, after being told to make herself relevant, she aligned herself with Sasha Banks by attacking Bayley. Known as Team B.A.E. (Best at Everything), the alliance started to disintegrate when Banks cost her a match against Bayley, in February 2015.

On April 22, 2015, on an episode of NXT, she won a triple threat match against Charlotte and Bayley to become the number one contender to the NXT Women’s Championship. On May 20, 2015, at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, she unsuccessfully challenged Sasha Banks for the championship, debuting a new look resembling Magic: The Gathering character Chandra Nalaar, thus keeping herself moving into the main roster. The match received widespread critical acclaim, with praise going to the performances of both her and Sasha Banks.

She made her debut on the main roster on July 13, 2015, on an episode of Raw along with Charlotte and Sasha Banks, after Stephanie McMahon called for a “revolution” in the WWE Divas division.

While she and Charlotte allied with Paige, who was feuding with Team Bella (The Bella Twins and Alicia Fox), Banks would ally with Naomi and Tamina, leading to a brawl between the three teams. This set up a match between the 3 teams at Summerslam, which she, Paige, and Charlotte won. Officially named PCB, the team continued to dominate over Team Bella, capping off with Charlotte winning the Divas Championship against Nikki at Night of Champions.

Throughout mid-2015 to 2016, she had feuds with the likes of Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Emma. She still competes in WWE today feuding with Natalya.


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She was a fan of professional wrestling as a child, and used to watch it with her brother. Her brother has also wrestled under the name Gonzo de Mondo. She was involved in horse riding, swimming, and basketball. Prior to beginning to train as a wrestler, she stated that she had been “going down a bad path” involving alcohol, but wrestling helped her give it up.

My Thoughts: Becky Lynch is a very talented individual. She has a great look, she has a great presence in and outside of the ring, she has a solid character, good charisma, and she’s an excellent wrestler. Time to kick some lass!

Video: This video contains a match between Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks for the NXT Women’s Championship on May 20, 2015 at NXT Takeover: Unstoppable.

My Thoughts: This was an excellent match. Not only it was an excellent women’s match, but it was an excellent match in general. Incredible.

This match was very even between the two women and it was insane. Becky Lynch sold her left arm tremendously well as Sasha Banks was working her left arm througout most of the match. Becky Lynch’s selling is top notch in this match so big props to her.

Becky Lynch was also excellent in this match as she worked over Sasha Banks’ left arm throughout the whole match. Great in-ring psychology there.

Plus, her emotions and expressions every time she was so close of winning the match was priceless. It really showed how much winning this match meant to her as she wants to become NXT Women’s Champion. Another big plus right there.

Despite all of that, she couldn’t get the victory and the emotion and expression of her face when she lost was perfect. She looked like she was about to cry and she has every right to do so as she was close of becoming NXT Women’s Champion. Great acting there by Becky Lynch whether it’s intentional or not.

Not only that, even though she lost the match, she had tons of support from the crowd after the amazing match she and Sasha Banks had. So despite losing, she has gained respect and love from the Full Sail crowd and that’s a great thing. Big props for the Full Sail crowd doing that for her, she deserved it.

Excellent match and this was the match of the night for this show and this was the match that made Becky Lynch a star in NXT and eventually the WWE.

It’s really unfortunate that WWE hasn’t used Becky Lynch as well compared to her work in NXT. Hopefully, we’ll see her greatness in the main roster just like we saw in NXT. Time to kick some lass!


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