The Man is keeping it open and honest.
Over the past several months Becky Lynch has risen to become one of WWE’s latest homegrown organic stars. One month from WWE’s biggest event of the year, WrestleMania 35, the 32-year-old Lynch has a legitimate shot to headline this year’s WrestleMania card.
Early in pro wrestling career Lynch, then wrestling as Rebecca Knox, suffered a severe head injury in Sept. 2006. The injury kept Lynch out of the ring for nearly six years before signing a WWE development deal in April 2013.
In a new interview, Lynch talks candidly about her struggles with depression during her time away from the squared circle.
For the latest edition of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Lynch talks about one of the lowest points of her pro career.
“I just thought that the door closed for me for life. This fear of success, but fear of failure. Fear of … I don’t know … of the future, really. And I went into a depression. But I would always write in my journal that I felt like I had unfinished business. That I should be in WWE, but I didn’t know how to get back there. I felt like I burned these bridges, but this is what I’m meant to do and how am I going to do it? It was a horrible, harrowing feeling, to not know how to get back there. Luckily, some twist of fate or divine intervention – I don’t know what you want to call it – just brought me back to what I feel is my calling, my destiny, if you believe in those kinds of things. And here we are.”
Respect to everyone and anyone battling through the rocky waters of mental health. Respect to Becky Lynch for talking openly about her struggles and maybe giving others a nudge to discuss freely their own mental health obstacles.
Lynch takes on Charlotte Flair at the Fastlane pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., Mar. 10, 2019, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the quotes