Ladies and gentleman, get in your corners: We have ourselves a wrestling feud! Speaking exclusively to Us Weekly on the heels of her WrestleMania 35 victory over Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair — which made her both the Women’s Raw Champion and Women’s SmackDown Champion — Becky Lynch slammed Rousey as a bad loser.
“She only knows how to win. So that when she doesn’t win, she can’t handle it,” Lynch tells Us of Rousey. “That’s the difference between me and her. I don’t think I’m going to win all the time. I know I’m going to lose sometimes. But I know that I can take it and come back from it every time. Come back stronger every time.”
“What I’ve said from the get-go… is that I’m not the strongest. I’m not the fastest. I’m not the most athletic, but I am the most relentless. And I will always find a way to win in the end,” declares Lynch, whose league nickname is The Man. “And I said with Ronda Rousey, the way to beat Ronda isn’t to beat her physically, it’s to beat her mentally. So I said before I went in there that she was already beat — and I was right.”
After the history-making Lynch vs. Rousey April 7 match, the vegetarian athlete thinks it’s no surprise that Rousey hasn’t been to wrestling events. When asked if she thought the Mile 22 actress was a “sore loser,” the Royal Rumble 2019 winner responded, “Oh yeah, absolutely. She hasn’t been around. She hasn’t showed up to RAW. She hasn’t showed up to SmackDown and I assume we’re not going to see her for a while.”
Still, the 32-year-old Irish wrestler admits that Rousey, also 32, is talented. “Oh, she has incredible athletic ability. Incredible! Like undeniable. Nobody can deny that. And if you did, you’d be a liar,” she says, crediting the Olympian for changing the MMA game. “She took to this sport athletically like nobody’s business. But this isn’t where her heart is, this isn’t where her passion is. And so I’m glad I got to beat her and I want her out of here.”
As for advice Lynch would offer her opponent — well, she wouldn’t. “I don’t want to help her advance at all! I’m happy I beat her. I want to get rid of her,” she declares. “They’re my belts now! Becky Two Belts. This is Becky Two Belts’ show now.”
The Irish Lass Kicker continued to bash her opponent: “I’m not giving her any advice. I’m not helping her progress along. She doesn’t deserve to be here. She’s disrespected my business and I am delighted that she’s gone.”
And if Rousey — who recently said she’d like to have a baby with her husband, UFC star, Travis Browne — does get pregnant, Lynch will be the first one cheering on her life change. “If she wants to go and have a family, that’s great for her,” Lynch tells Us. “Sail off into the sunset. But I’ll be here running the show.”
With reporting by Marc Lupo
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