Becky Lynch: It Was Really Painful Being Away From WWE While Pregnant
Lynch returned at WWE SummerSlam 2021
Becky Lynch has admitted she found it really painful being away from wrestling while pregnant.
Lynch announced her pregnancy and sabbatical from WWE in May 2020, giving birth to daughter Roux in December. The Man returned in August at SummerSlam 2021.
Speaking to Ryan Satin on the Out Of Character Podcast, she said: "Look, she’s the light of my life and the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Being pregnant, I was not one of those women that’s just like oh, this is so nice, I get to sit back. I love working and so being away from the ring for that length of time was painful for me, it was really painful.
"I got into things and I wrote a book, at least five chapters and I got the first draft done and written a bit in the second half. I did those things and I loved that, that was an artistic outlet for me and I shot a documentary, myself and [Seth Rollins] did a lot of it ourselves, I don’t know if it will air or not but we did those things. That at least helped me feel like I was working and doing stuff but yeah, I missed it so much and was jonesing to get back.
"One thing that was a bit helpful was the audience was gone, they’re such a key part of what we do and god fair play to everybody who worked their ass off through the pandemic without the audience there. But it’s like missing a scene member, everything you do is directed for them and their actions influence your match and performance and without them you’re missing a big piece of it.
"I was lucky that I missed that, but the baby is amazing though. I know everybody thinks their kids are the best but I think I did make the G.O.A.T baby, she’s a full night sleep away from the perfect human."
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