A week before Crown Jewel PPV, WWE shared with media some words from The Man herself, SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, about her upcoming CHampionship match in Saudi Arabia.
On her first trip to Saudi Arabia
“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. 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 an inspiration for a new generation of women in Saudi Arabia
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.”
How being a mum has made Becky Lynch think differently about life
“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.”
How women should trust in themselves, and good things will 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. As you grow up, we are always told to be careful, and don’t do this or that, but I do think you have an inner voice that never serves you wrong. 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.”
On the Triple Threat Match at WWE “Crown Jewel”
“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.”
WWE “Crown Jewel” will take place at the Mohammed Abdo Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, October 21at 7 pm AST (5 PM BST). It will air live on WWE Network.
Special thanks to Alex Sutton – All pics courtesy of WWE