Beginning her WWE career as ‘The Lass Kicker’ in NXT, Becky Lynch is the only Four Horsewomen to have never held the NXT Women’s Championship but on the main roster, she’s arguably been the most popular. Evolving into ‘The Man’ and later ‘Big Time Becks’, the currently-injured WWE Raw Superstar was once the face of WWE in 2019.
Though her past self in NXT was nothing like how she is now, Becky Lynch thinks highly of the current crop of talent on the brand. Speaking during New York City Advertising Week, the longest-reigning Raw Women’s Champion stated that NXT’s women’s division is the future of sports entertainment:
“I look at NXT and – this is no discourse towards the men – but the women, I go, ‘Oh, yep. That’s the future.’ That’s where the engaging characters are. There’s incredible athleticism, that’s athleticism that never in a million years I would be capable of. I think you can see the interest in what the women are doing down there and so I think it’s the future.”
The NXT women’s division was showcased with two contests at the recent Halloween Havoc event. Roxanne Perez defeated former partner Cora Jade in a Weapons Wild match, while Mandy Rose saw off Alba Fyre to retain the NXT Women’s Championship once again. The former ‘Golden Goddess’ is now guaranteed to reach a full year as champion.
Becky Lynch Is Currently Out Injured
Last competing at WWE SummerSlam against defending Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch picked up a shoulder injury that has kept her sidelined ever since. A recent report courtesy of Fightful Select indicated that she’s nowhere near ready for a return to in-ring competition, with an early-to-mid 2023 return for Lynch now the expectation.
With her inactivity, the women’s division on Monday Night Raw has been dominated by Belair and Damage CTRL, the faction of Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY. It was believed that Becky Lynch would aid Belair in her feud against the trio before her injury was unearthed, leading Alexa Bliss and Asuka to join Bianca instead.