The perception of women’s wrestling within WWE has drastically changed over the past few years, which has led to an increase in the importance of their WrestleMania clashes. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka, Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch, and Sasha vs. Bianca Belair from ‘Manias 34, 32, and 37, respectively, are all celebrated affairs.
For Becky Lynch, her favourite ‘Mania outing came this year, facing Bianca Belair on night one of WrestleMania 38. Contested for Becky’s Raw Women’s Championship, the match saw Belair capture her first Women’s Championship on the red brand in an acclaimed outing.
Speaking during New York City Advertising Week, ‘Big Time Becks’ claimed that she and Belair stole the show that weekend during what was a work-rate-heavy WrestleMania weekend:
“One of my most recent [career highlights] was at WrestleMania against Bianca Belair. I didn’t get the win, but we stole the show, we stole that weekend and that felt like an accomplishment.”
Continuing, the celebrated WWE Superstar explained how privileged she’s been to have played a role in so many crucial matches for the evolution of women’s wrestling, ranging from her Last Woman Standing match vs. Charlotte Flair to being in the first all-female WrestleMania headliner:
“There’s been so many and I’ve been so lucky and privileged that I’ve been in a time with women and people that are so progressive in terms of changing the way women are viewed in the business, which has been so predominantly male for so many years.”
Becky Lynch’s WrestleMania History
Becky Lynch is currently 2-3 on WrestleMania, with her only two wins on ‘The Grandest Stage of Them All’ coming in 2019, defeating Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey to become the Undisputed Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion, before she retained the former title against Shayna Baszler at ‘Mania 36 one year later.
Aside from losing to Bianca Belair this past April at the 38th WrestleMania, Lynch also lost to Charlotte in 2016, who became the inaugural WWE Women’s Champion, while a Six-Pac Challenge in 2017 saw hometown girl Naomi leave as SmackDown Women’s Champion.