It's hard to envision where the WWE product would be today without Becky Lynch - who is by far the biggest and most beloved wrestler in the company right now.
The Irish Lass Kicker has taken her career to new heights since pulling off a "heel turn" at SummerSlam 2018 - when she betrayed and attacked old friend, Charlotte Flair. Of course, fans instantly got behind Lynch after the heel turn, and she's risen to the top of the wrestling world as a major babyface.
On St. Patrick's Day,, Lynch took to Twitter and revealed a surprise: WWE almost fired "The Man" before her NXT debut against Summer Rae back in 2014. Lynch left an inspiring message in the tweet, which you can read below.
A couple of weeks before this they were going to let me go. I’ve been fighting to survive this place since before day one. I’ll never be above what I had to do to stay alive. #happypaddysday pic.twitter.com/bPbcUihhX9— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) March 17, 2019
Indeed, Lynch has been a true fighter and warrior throughout her wrestling career. Back in 2006, Lynch suffered a severe head injury while performing a match in Germany. She would take a lengthy break from wrestling, and she didn't sign with the WWE until seven years after sustaining the injury.
Lynch kept fighting her way through and impressed on NXT, doing more than enough to earn her call to the main roster. The Man also became a central figure in the women's revolution, along with the likes of Charlotte Flair and Paige. That brought more power and entertainment to the WWE women's division, and it's only grown over time.
Major talents like Lynch and John Cena are great inspirations for present and future wrestlers about how they can get to the mountaintop if they keep pushing. Cena recently admitted in an interview with Uproxx that he was close to being fired as well, and the 16-time world champion compared his situation to Lynch's. Thankfully, the WWE kept their faith in both superstars - because Cena and Lynch have been instrumental in helping this company retain it success throughout the 2010s.
What This Means
Lynch's rise to main event status is one of the greatest WWE stories over the last few years. She went from mid-card talent to the biggest thing in the WWE, and it just took that one incredible heel turn that actually paved the way for her rise. It's amazing to think that WWE was so close to never giving her that chance, but the McMahons thankfully kept their faith in her and have been embracing the rewards ever since.