Becky Lynch has a message for anyone who believes that women being in WrestleMania 35's main event was a token gesture from WWE.
The female star went into her match against Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair empty handed but left it with both the Raw and SmackDown Women's championships. And she reckons that half of the fans in the building would have left if they did not appreciate the spectacle or if they thought that the main event was simply a handout.
“I stepped outside the expectation and made sure the people wanted this match as their main event because they were invested in the story," she said in an interview with Newshub.
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"If people had thought that it was a token gesture to have women main eventing WrestleMania, then half the people would have left, but that didn’t happen. We had them the whole way. The fans were so invested that they wanted to know the outcome, they wanted to know the end of the story, they wanted to share in that moment of history.”
“What happened on Sunday made everyone realize anything is possible. To think that we could influence 10, 15-year-old girls, who were watching the show – to think that in say, 10 years’ time they could be where I am today – that is just an awesome feeling. What we showed these last few months is that even though something has never been done before, in this business or in life, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. It just takes thinking outside the box and going that extra mile and being compelling and giving people something they maybe haven’t seen before.”
The 32-year-old, a huge fan favorite nowadays, accomplished a lot in that WrestleMania ring last Sunday and notes that the defining moment was quite surreal.
"Think about it for a sec. WrestleMania 35. I’m in the fricking main event, 82,000 people there and I’m holding both championships at the end of the night," she declared. "I dunno if even in my absolute wildest dreams I could have had that moment.”
What This Means
To add to Becky's point, WrestleMania 35 was indeed a lengthy affair. So that everyone (or mostly everyone) in attendance sat through it all does give credence to the fact that they thought the main event was meaningful and not just a token.