Becky Lynch’s SummerSlam return for WWE was the result of changed plans changing and then changing again. She is back in the habit of getting out there in front of fans, but she is playing a much different part now. Lynch is a heel, a huge departure from her previous personas. She also understands the art of making sure fans know what the story is in the ring.

While doing a press junket in the UK, Becky Lynch revealed that she believes that storytelling is more important in pro wrestling than the actual moves they do in the ring. She relayed a desire to connect with the audience and telling those stories helps her achieve that far more than anything else.

“There’s so many lessons. One, I think, is that the connection with the crowd is the most important thing. It’s more important than moves, it’s more important than anything, being able to connect with an audience. I feel like that is something I got fairly early on – whether or not I was any good, it was just being able to connect with an audience. And two, was story above all else. I think sometimes, as wrestlers who love wrestling, we want to have a good wrestling match in spite of story. Does that make sense? That can sometimes convolute things,’ she insisted. ‘And, really, the things that everybody remember is story, it’s not moves. It’s not flips. It’s not Canadian Destroyers. It’s a story, and how that whole story makes you feel. And that’s what we do, we’re storytellers. I think I learned that fairly early on that that’s more important.”

Becky Lynch won’t get to rest for long, because she has a big match in store for her at Extreme Rules. The Man will face Bianca Belair in a SummerSlam rematch. It will be very interesting to see what kind of story they tell in that contest.

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Thanks to Metro for the quote

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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