Becky Lynch lost the SmackDown Women’s Championship to Asuka during her Triple Threat title defense at TLC that also featured long-time frenemy Charlotte Flair.
The three women tore each other apart in the main event of the night but it was due to an assist from RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey that Asuka was able to capture her maiden singles championship on the main roster.
Prior to Sunday’s TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, Lynch appeared on the
E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness and revealed her journey from being a stunt-woman to making it to the WWE Performance Center.
“I went down to a wrestling school and my love and passion hadn’t died and the guy teaching the school goes, ‘Look, have you ever thought about having a tryout? Because you clearly love this and I think you’d get it.”
“I was like, ‘Well, you know I’m doing this thing — I’m a stunt-woman apparently — I had like a visa booked for America and I was going to go to New York and do all these things, that’s my plan.”
“He’s like, ‘Well, I think you’d get it so let me know,’ and then in like two seconds I was like, ‘Yep, that’s what I’m gonna do. I’ve got to do that. I’ve got unfinished business and I have to go back.’”
It was world-famous rapper Eminem‘s “Lose Yourself” from the 2002 movie 8-Mile that helped The Man stay motivated and pass the tryout with flying colors.
“So I went along for a tryout and I knew there was no way in Hell that life was going to give me this opportunity and I wasn’t going to take it and I wasn’t going to get it. I just remember going there without a doubt in my mind that I’m getting this. Because it just felt way too serendipitous and way too meant to be to not materialize.”
“So I went along and I remember singing Eminem in my head the whole time, ‘Lose Yourself,’ you know? Every time those drills would get hard I’d be like, ‘You only got one shot,’ and then I got signed and then I got brought over to Orlando.”