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Becky Lynch Announces Pregnancy, Relinquishes WWE RAW Women’s Championship



WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch teased a major career announcement ahead of Monday Night RAW, and she delivered that announcement in the opening segment on Monday Night’s show.

Lynch announced that she is pregnant and will be stepping away from the squared circle for “a while”. Lynch, who is engaged to WWE superstar Seth Rollins, is one of the company’s most popular wrestlers.

“I’m torn between joy and sadness, because I’m at a place in my life where things are about to change, and I needed to do something about it” Lynch said, during the emotional announcement.

Lynch 33, who had been women’s champion to close to 400 days, was forced to relinquish her WWE RAW Women’s Championship to Asuka, who won the Women’s Money in the Bank match on Sunday evening.

“I can’t fight anymore, but you can,” Lynch said to Asuka. “You are the champion. You go be a warrior, because I’m gonna go be a mother.”

“I’ve always, always wanted kids,” Lynch said, during an interview with People. “I’m just so career-focused that it became one of those things that, when you’re chasing a dream for so long, I always wondered, ‘Am I going to get around to it? Is it going to happen for me?’

As far as her in-ring career goes, it is unclear what the future holds for Lynch.

“I don’t know what the next chapter is because I only know what it’s like to think for myself when I’m by myself,” Lynch said. “So I don’t know what it’ll look like and how my priorities shift and what I’m going to want in the future. So, everything’s open.”

Asuka now takes the mantle atop the WWE’s RAW’s women’s division, and has now held every women’s championship the company offers, becoming the first woman in WWE history to make that claim.


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Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.