Speaking in a new interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Steve Maclin, fka Steve Cutler has recalled seeing Becky Lynch cut a promo as Sister Abigail while in NXT.
Sister Abigail, while never seen on WWE television, was the guiding force behind Bray Wyatt’s character prior to his transformation into ‘The Fiend.’ Wyatt often spoke of Sister Abigail in almost mythical tones during his promos, but a true identity of the character has never been revealed. In the lead up to his match with Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton burned down the Wyatt Family compound, including the grave of Sister Abigail.
With the character existing only in promos, speculation has raged for years over the real identity of the character and whether they would ever appear on-screen.
Recalling one of Dusty Rhodes’ legendary NXT promo classes, Steve Maclin said that he once saw Becky Lynch cut a promo as the mythical being.
“One of the people there you saw, at least for me that I remember, was Becky Lynch did a Sister Abigail promo. I don’t know if you ever heard that story. I remember this just because, ‘Holy shit, this is cool. This is something different from Becky at that time.’ This is when she was in NXT. So, it was just something different and it was cool to watch,”
Maclin continued, explaining that the promo wasn’t a pitch, but simply Rhodes getting his students to try something totally different.
“No. The point of Dream’s classes was to go in, throw something at the wall and you see if it sticks, and if it doesn’t, you move on. Dusty was the best. I loved it ‘cause he was just an honest person. He would start every promo class where you’d just sit there, ‘Alright, what’s the dirt?’ He just wants to know what’s going on. Who’s with who type thing. What’s the craziness? He already knows some of the dirt, so he’s just like, ‘C’mon, what’s the dirt?’ It was always just fun to see the creative process. But, he just brought everything out of everybody and sides of people you didn’t get to see. Like, I’m sure a lot of the leaked videos on YouTube and stuff that come from the PC, it’s great to see. But, there’s so much untapped potential out of so many stars that are even on RAW and Smackdown now that they could have had then. It’s just insane,”
Becky Lynch hasn’t appeared inside a WWE ring since the May 11th 2020 episode of Monday Night RAW. On that night, ‘The Man’ vacated her RAW Women’s Championship, presenting the belt to Asuka. The move was so that Lynch could take time off ahead of giving birth to her first child Roux, in December.
Lynch most recently teased a return to the ring at night one of WrestleMania 37 but failed to appear.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.