WWE's Becky Lynch has a message for McGregor, Rousey and Cyborg

Chris Lingebach
May 06, 2019 - 4:48 pm

WWE Superstar Becky Lynch was nothing if not consistent when discussing the outside influence of Mixed Martial Artists on professional wrestling.

What was it like working with someone who has a passion for wrestling, but certainly didn't come from your background of professional wrestling to get to where she was?

"Ronda Rousey came in with a lot of equity and she's an incredibly natural athlete," Lynch told 106.7 The Fan's Chad Dukes. "But this isn't her domain, this isn't what she's obsessed about for years and years and years. It's what I have. So, for me, it was a matter of saying, 'Okay, yeah, you're naturally gifted. Yeah, you're born tough. But that's not nearly as impressive or long-lasting as being made tough.'

"Because I know I'm not the smartest, I'm not the fastest, I'm not the most athletic; but my God, I am the hardest working and I obsess about it more than anybody. So my goal was to take that championship she was holding hostage, and free it and defend it, and give it to somebody – me – who loves this business more than anything."

Lynch dealt Rousey a devastating defeat at Wrestlemania 35 last month, a triple threat match also involving Charlotte Flair. It was the first time a women's match served as the main event at Wrestlemania, and the coronation of Lynch's superstardom as she unified both belts, capturing the SmackDown Women's Championship from Flair and the Raw Women's Championship from Rousey. Rousey hasn't wrestled since.

Now, Cris Cyborg of the UFC is trying to tempt Lynch into a match.

"Cris Cyborg, again, another very talented professional in her field, in her field," Lynch told Dukes. "Look, if anybody loves it, if anybody's gonna obsess about this, if anybody's gonna put in the work, then do it. But you can't just come from another field and expect to be handed everything. Ronda was, but then we showed her the door quite quickly a year later."

"So yeah, if Cris Cyborg wants to work, if she wants to get training, if she wants to pay her dues, then by all means," she said. "But if she thinks that she can step from an MMA world into my world, well then that's a whole different kettle of fish. No less than if I just went into her field without any proper training in that field. This is a different sport, and this is a different grind that not everybody is able (to do)."

Asked what it would take to get Conor McGregor to come over to the WWE Universe from the UFC, Lynch replied, "I'm not sure. I'm not sure what the future holds for Conor. But, like I said, again, if he wants to work for it, by all means. Come on, Conor. I'll give ya a little bit of training. I'll show you the ropes."

UPDATE – 7 p.m.

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