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Reigning Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair says she “deals with imposter syndrome” weekly.

Belair told Corey Graves on WWE’s very own ‘After The Bell’ podcast that she was especially crippled with self-doubts before working Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 38 this past April; amazingly, Bianca actually found that match more nerve-racking than the previous year’s headliner vs. Sasha Banks.

Back then, Belair had nothing to compare the experience to. So, she went into ‘Mania 37 with a remarkable peace of mind and stole the show. By 2022 though? Yeah, things were a little different for her.

Bianca told Corey that she’s been downloading a lot of books about imposter syndrome on her Kindle. They’ve been invaluable, because they helped her realise that she’s far from alone. Countless “elite athletes, actors and people in our profession” all struggle with the same thing.

That’s been comforting to Belair.

Behind the curtain at ‘Mania 38, Bianca kept repeating the same line to herself over and over: “F*ck you, imposter syndrome. Forget you, imposter syndrome”. Nerves threatened to take over and wreck her night, but she managed to keep calm in the end.

Having dispatched of WWE Hall of Famer Lita earlier this year, Becky Lynch could well soon have another Hall of Famer in her sights.

Speaking on the Featured Cut of the Day show (via Wrestling Inc.), Lynch says she is “ready to go” if Trish Stratus wants to tangle with Big Time Becks.

“If Trish Stratus wants to go, I am ready to go, but I think she should know that I destroyed her bestie. Her bestie, who I loved, who was my hero, who was my idol. I wasn’t a Trish Stratus fan, so just imagine what I will do to her.”

Of course, this all nicely ties in with Lynch and Stratus getting physical at a couple of live events last month.

For those who missed it, Trish serve was the special guest host for two WWE house shows in Kitchener and Toronto. At the first of those events, unsuccessfully took a swing at Stratus. As such, the following night saw the Canadian slap the taste out of Becks’ mouth following Lynch’s match with Rhea Ripley.

During that same weekend, Becky also claimed that she was held up in Canadian immigration for two hours, at midnight, with her young daughter in tow… all because of Trish Stratus.

Whether we eventually get a Lynch vs. Stratus match down the line remains to be seen, but plenty of seeds have certainly been sown for just such a contest.

WWE Superstar Becky Lynch recently spoke with Featured Cut Of The Day about the growth in WWE’s women’s division.

She made it clear that Triple H was a huge driving factor in that, as he did not treat the women any differently than the men.

“First of all, Triple H never treated us like we were any different than the guys,” she stated. “Always made sure we were represented on NXT with great stories, with time, with opportunity. And it just grew from there, and it was a spark. I think once we proved that we were capable of hanging with the guys, and we were capable of stealing the show.

“It just shows people there should be no difference. There should be no reason that I am not the main event. And there should be no reason that we are not getting stories, and not getting the time. Not being in the position to entertain the crowd in the way that we have been in the past few years.

Becky Lynch was then asked if AEW’s women’s division pushes her even more. She does not think that is the case, simply because she does not think the AEW women’s division is as good as WWE’s.

“So, I wish I could yes, but unfortunately I don’t think they’re represented the way that we are. They don’t get as much time as we get, and frankly, they’re not as good as we are,” she said. “Certainly on RAW, we have the best women’s division in the world, in the world. I say that without any hesitation in my voice, we have the best women’s division in the world.

“Competition is great, and it’s great for there to be another place, and I have a very good friend in Ruby Soho over there. I would love to see her as a champion one day. I would love to see her getting the spotlight that she deserves. Competition is always great, but over here we are on another level right now, man, we are on another level.”

RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is reportedly suffering from a legitimate injury.

As noted, Lynch took to Instagram this evening and announced that she would miss RAW due to Bianca Belair damaging her voice box during the main event of Sunday’s WWE live event in Allentown, which saw Lynch retain her title over Belair and Rhea Ripley. She posted a photo from what appeared to be a hospital room, but did not elaborate.

In an update, PWInsider reports that Lynch is legitimately hurt, and is expected to be out of action for around two weeks.

As long as Lynch is back in the expected timeframe, she will be able to make her WrestleMania 38 match with Belair, which takes place during Night One of the big event on Saturday, April 2.

While Lynch stated that she would not be at RAW tonight, she is currently backstage at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. There is no word yet on if the “fracture” of the voice box is legitimate, or just a storyline excuse for another issue.

There is no word on what led to Lynch’s injury or what the real issue is, but a correspondent at Sunday’s WWE live event in Allentown noted that Lynch seemed fine, but Ripley and Belair did work most of the match.

Big Time Becks is the next guest on The Broken Skull Sessions.

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin‘s popular sit-down talk show on Peacock and the WWE Network will continue in 2022, and one of the biggest names in the company is set to be next in the hot seat.

This afternoon, WWE Network took to social media to announce that the first episode of Broken Skull Sessions in 2022 will feature none other than RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. Tweeting out:

“The first #BrokenSkullSessions of 2022 comes your way Friday, 1/28 on @peacockTV in the U.S. and @WWENetwork everywhere else, and it’s BIG TIME. @steveaustinBSR @BeckyLynchWWE”

Becky Lynch recently spoke with Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour ahead of Survivor Series. During the interview, she opened up honestly about the heat she has with Charlotte Flair at the moment.

“We don’t like each other,” Lynch stated. “We used to. I’m sure she’d give you a different side and I’ll give you my side. My star was rising and we were the best of friends. It all worked when she was on top and I was below. We could all see the way things were going in 2019, people were really behind me, really rallying behind me. This turn would turn me into a different league. She couldn’t take that and has never been able to take it since.”

Becky Lynch then claimed that she is in Charlotte’s head at the moment. The Raw Women’s Champion claimed that Flair’s performances as of late have been affected by the situation.

“I think it’s affected her work. Even now I think it has affected her, I think she’s potentially one of the greatest. But I think I am so in her head that she’s lost it a bit, she’s lost a step,” she said. “She’s got that jealousy and that little devil on her shoulder. That devil is me always being one step ahead of her and she doesn’t like it. I think she thought her birthright was her star.

“It doesn’t matter that I started wrestling when I was 15, left home, and traveled the world to chase this dream. It doesn’t matter that I was never one of the chosen ones,” Lynch admitted. “She was born into this and she deserves it, WrestleMania main events should be hers by birthright. I think that’s her thinking and I think we know where she gets that thinking from. She can’t take it.”

Despite the issues between them, Becky Lynch admitted that she likes money. She claimed that this storyline has people interested, and she doesn’t know how it will go.

“I also like money, so, this is money. People are interested and I love that people are interested and I love that people don’t know how this is going to go. I don’t know how this is going to go,” Lynch stated. “I don’t know if this is going to be an all-out brawl, I don’t know if this is going to be just venom behind every move. I don’t know if we are even going to be able to get to the match, I don’t know if there’s going to be a fight backstage. I don’t know what’s going to happen and I think that’s exciting for me and the audience. Probably nerve-wracking for the office.”

RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch has reacted to comments made by her arch rival, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, in a recent interview.

As seen in the video below, Flair was asked by WWE on BT Sport if her confidence rubs people the wrong way.

“Yes obviously, it does rub people the wrong way,” Flair responded. “But if I were a man, would I rub people the wrong way? I mean, no one ever looks at a man and goes, ‘why does he want to be the world champion again? He’s been on top all these years.’

“Is it because I’m a woman? Because I’ve done it all? Because we have a smaller division? Why?”

Flair then wondered why she has been deemed as “difficult” by her peers in the WWE locker room. As noted earlier, Flair reportedly had backstage heat following her title exchange segment with Lynch.

“Charlotte is difficult? Why?” Flair asked. “Is it because I stand up for what I believe in? That makes me difficult? If I was a man, people would say I have big balls, right?” I know how good I am, I’m the best.”

In her response, Lynch told Flair that “gender ain’t the issue here” and that nobody on the WWE roster has behavioral issues like Flair. The two women will lock horns this Sunday at the Survivor Series pay-per-view.

While some fans have questioned why Becky Lynch would make her grand WWE return as a heel, Big Time Becks has revealed that this character change was WWE’s decision.

Speaking on Ryan Satin’s Out of Character podcast (as per Wrestling Inc.), Lynch explained how she originally presumed she’d be returning to action as a babyface, before she was then informed that she’d be taking on a new villainous persona.

“I would always think about what it would be like, what would my comeback be like, what would I do when I came back. Vince is never going to want me as a heel, so what does this new babyface look like? Then they told me I was going to be a heel.”

On this new character, the SmackDown Women’s Champion added:

“It’s mostly me when I’m pissed off or when I’m just ranting and making fun of things. You have to start from yourself and then take influences from other things. Even when I was on the indies, I was this loudmouth, over-the-top, had this swag. Not to this level, but I was all about the swag when I was on the independents as Rebecca Knox.”

After 15 months away from the squared circle to become a mother for the first time, Becky Lynch made her surprise return at this year’s SummerSlam PPV.

There, The Man replaced Sasha Banks (and Carmella) as Bianca Belair’s opponent, with Lynch dethroning The E.S.T. in just 26 seconds to walk out of Allegiant Stadium as the new SmackDown Women’s Champion. Since that return appearance, Becky has tweaked her character to the current obnoxious Big Time Becks character we now see.

Charlotte Flair was revealed as the third overall pick in WWE’s 2021 Draft on Friday’s episode of SmackDown.

The reigning Raw Women’s Champion then gatecrashed the show by attacking Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks following the night’s main event. Flair later posed with her title and stared down Becky Lynch (who was posing with the SmackDown belt on the announce desk).

Wrestling Inc are reporting that Charlotte was brought to SmackDown at the behest of FOX executives. Officials at the TV network specifically asked for Flair during talks, and WWE gave them what they really wanted. That, it appears, is the main reason why Raw’s reigning champ has switched brands.

There’s no word quite yet on exactly when Charlotte will drop the red strap, but it makes sense to believe that she’ll do so soon. Or, perhaps WWE will keep it on Flair long enough to book one of those ‘Champion vs. Champion’ bouts with Becky at Survivor Series.

That’s well over a month away though, so they’d have some explaining to do on Monday nights.

In short, WWE wanted to appease FOX by giving SmackDown another major star. Charlotte was the one they demanded.

Charlotte Flair gets a lot of hate from outspoken fans on social media, but she has always stressed the need to rise above it during interviews. That, rather conveniently for this piece, isn’t the only thing that Charlotte wants to nab from John Cena.

She told DAZN that she’d quite like his lofty status and legacy too.

Flair has had a great career to date. Whilst she is appreciative of that, she’d also love to be considered “the female John Cena” before hanging up her boots; Charlotte did tell interviewers that there “will never be another” Cena, but that doesn’t mean wrestlers can’t aspire to follow in his footsteps.

That’s why Flair is so hands-on when it comes to making personal appearances at charity events or other wholesome gigs. She’s following Cena’s lead, and that’s admirable when it’s for a good cause.

Charlotte never wants to lose “that density and passion of wanting to embody WWE” and represent the brand in the mainstream. Despite being heel on TV, she wants to be considered a good person and help as many others as she can.