Becky Lynch Not Surprised By Ronda Rousey's Negativity, Says She Couldn't Wrestle

Becky Lynch claims Ronda Rousey’s negativity is due to the fact she ‘couldn’t wrestle’

The rivalry between Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey in WWE was one of the most important in company history, with the two - and Charlotte Flair - becoming the first women to headline a WrestleMania when they clashed over the RAW and SmackDown Women’s Championships at WrestleMania 35.

The upcoming release of Rousey’s autobiography has seen the ‘Rowdy One’ take numerous shots at her former employer, with Lynch telling Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour that she’s not surprised by Rousey’s negativity:

"No, I'm not surprised [by Ronda's negativity]... Look, I have a very different view and a very different experience of WWE, but I always wanted to do this. This is what I always wanted to do. I love this. Is it perfect? No. Nothing is. I've worked in little delis that you're like, 'How does this place operate?' The size of WWE and the amount of talent and people that go into making it go live on TV for five hours a week when you're just talking about Raw and SmackDown. Then you've got pay-per-views. Then you've got NXT. There's so many people that go behind that, so you're going to be dealing with a lot of people. So you're going to have some negative experiences, but this is my dream. I've always wanted it to be good. I've always looked at myself, how can I be better? How can I make the division better? I've always worked to make it better," Lynch said.

Becky continued, noting how Rousey ‘couldn’t wrestle’ and this effected her experience:

“She was coming from a different industry. She was a star and she should have been handled differently in terms of, I think she had a great first outing that everybody thought, 'Oh, she can wrestle.' I mean this with respect, but she couldn't wrestle. What do we do isn't something that you can just have one good match and then, 'Okay, yeah. I'm off to the races.' It's a craft and you have to learn your craft. You have to be diligent about learning your craft, but everybody treated Ronda like she already knew it because when she first came in, she was good in that first bout, but she was also working with Kurt Angle, she was working with Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, it was a well-rehearsed match because everybody wanted her to succeed.

“"Then, it was like, 'Okay, she can do this. Off to the races.' That was mishandling her because she was a star in her own right and she had done so much for MMA and, in terms of that and booking, that wasn't done well, but my experience coming from nobody thinking that I was going to be worth anything and making myself very valuable with the company and very valuable to wrestling in general, because I loved it and I sought out to do it. She came in and I think she found a place that she enjoyed, that she liked, but she never sought out to do it from a young age. I think that changes the experience that you have when you go into a place,” said Lynch.

H/T: Fightful

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