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Becky Lynch Speaks Out About Depression And Being Sidelined For 6 Years

A head injury Becky Lynch suffered in 2006 forced her to take an extended hiatus from wrestling, during which she assumed that her career was over.

Quite a few very personal things have been said during the extremely heated rivalry between Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch. Contrary to how it seems, Lynch hasn't been the one constantly making it personal. Long before their issues spilled over onto social media, Rousey was taking shots at the way The Man came up through the business to where she is today.

The Raw Women's Champion has taken shots at Lynch formerly working as a flight attendant and also made fun of her attending clown college. That first one must have really hurt since Lynch's mom is a flight attendant, a job we believe she still has to this day. What Rousey obviously glossed over was the long and arduous battle Lynch had to eventually become a WWE Superstar.

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Truth be told, only those closest to The Lass Kicker know exactly what she has gone through. The former Women's Champion actually gave fans a little glimpse into a really hard chapter in her life. Prior to being signed by WWE, Lynch thought her wrestling career was done, and that belief sent her into a depression. "I just thought that the door closed for me for life...and I went into a deep depression," Lynch told Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

Lynch actually started training to be a wrestler all the way back in 2002. However, in 2006 she suffered a severe head injury that, aside from the odd appearance in Ireland, kept her out of the ring for six years. It is that period in her life that Lynch is referencing when she discussed being depressed with PWI. Thankfully, despite her being on the sidelines, WWE saw something in her and in 2013, she was offered a contract.

It has been an extremely long journey for Lynch to get to where she is today. A longer one than most fans, and evidently some of her peers, realize. The Man's career started long before she signed with WWE, and she went through an awful lot before becoming the confident fan favorite that we see today. We sincerely hope WWE is planning on reinserting her into the WrestleMania main event as she most definitely deserves it.

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