Becky Lynch reveals she was nearly called Madeleine or Robin Daly in WWE
It’s hard to imagine Becky Lynch called anything else after writing her name so vividly in the WWE history books, isn’t it?
Just in the past 18 months, Lynch was the first female cover star of a 2K WWE game, she was one of three females to become the first women to ever main event WrestleMania – which she won – and she was the first-ever woman to hold the RAW Women’s Championship and SmackDown Women’s Championship at the same time.
However, in an interview with SI.com, Lynch revealed how WWE had pitched other names to her before they settled on Becky Lynch.
“When I was coming up with my name in WWE, I came up with a bunch of mad Irish names that I thought were cool,” said Lynch, whose real name is Rebecca Quin.
“Since my last name is Quin, I tried to get that in there as a first name. Quin Chulainn was one, and that was based off the mythological person from Irish mythology. Cú Chulainn is a badass character in Irish mythology.
“They wanted a name associated with my own name, like Rebecca/ So I became Becky, and two of the names that came back to me were Becky Lynch and something like Madeleine.
“I was like, ‘I didn’t even submit that, I don’t know how it got in there.’ It made me think of that TV show Madeleine. Anyway, I said no to that, and the other name that came back was Robin Daly.
“I actually did like that, but I thought it would be better to have a part of my own name in there, so Becky Lynch it was.”
Lynch is now firmly entrenched as one of the most important women to ever grace a WWE ring.
The Man has headlined several WWE pay-per-views and become an overall star and a draw for the company, regardless of gender.
Lynch is taking time away from WWE to concentrate on starting a family with WWE star Seth Rollins.
The 33-year-old announced she was pregnant the night after Money in the Bank, but Rollins says she has ambitions to return to WWE at some stage.