Becky Lynch Says She Pitched Losing Raw Women’s Title to Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania

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Becky Lynch came out of WrestleMania this year victorious, but “The Man” says she pitched losing the Raw Women’s title to Shayna Baszler and was expecting it to happen.

Lynch was a guest on the latest episode of The Bellas Podcast where she discussed the circumstances surrounding when she learned of her pregnancy.

During that portion of the conversation, Becky says the following:

“Originally I was like, ok, well … I’ll wait til I’m done wrestling and then I’ll have a family. But then I started thinking, but wait, why do I have to do that? Guys don’t have to do that. Hell, I’ll just do it whenever the time feels right! So we started trying, and I just thought it would take a long time. And it didn’t. We were super lucky.

It happened before I would’ve expected and I was still the champ at the time. I actually thought that I was going to lose the title at WrestleMania, which I also pitched … but you know, plans change!”

Becky says she began feeling sick after returning home from the WrestleMania tapings and after a few at-home tests she finally confirmed she was pregnant.

The WWE star then pondered possibly taking part in a quick match to lose the title, but Seth Rollins was against it. She then tossed out the idea to WWE of having a tournament where the women involved don’t know it’s actually for the Raw title until the finals. 

“But Money in the Bank was happening at the same time, so it was too confusing to merge the two. So they just decided they would do the Money in the Bank ladder match and do that as the title match, essentially, without them knowing,” Becky added.

As you’ll recall, Lynch relinquished the belt while announcing her pregnancy and informed Asuka that she was now the Raw Women’s Champion due to winning MITB. 

Listen to the full interview below.