Former WWE women’s champion Becky Lynch explained why she tries to avoid reading what people write about her online during an appearance on the Sports Media with Richard Deitsch podcast.

Becky considers herself an artist and believes that constantly being bombarded by opinions, whether good or bad, can have an effect on her mental well-being. Even positive feedback may not necessarily be helpful in the long run as it may not align with her own instincts and creative vision.

Lynch emphasizes the importance of trusting her own instincts and not getting too invested in other people’s opinions. She believes that everyone’s journey is unique, and while it’s essential to respect others’ opinions, she ultimately relies on her own experiences and expertise to make decisions about her career and character.

“I try not to keep stock of what anybody is saying about me. I try to avoid comments. I try to avoid dirt sheets because I think of myself as an artist. I do think of myself as an artist and I think when you are being bombarded by opinions, good or bad, it takes an effect on you and one way or the other, whether you’re mentally strong enough to say, ‘Well that doesn’t bother me’, somewhere it lives. It lives in your head, and especially when it’s the negative stuff, it will live in your head. But even the good stuff, you know, like what brought you to the dance doesn’t always keep you at the dance, you know? So you have to be able to adapt. “


“You have to be able to trust your instincts and go with that. I find that in this world where we are constantly being bombarded by opinions, ‘You should be this, you should do that you’, it takes different thinking to be able to stand out and you have to be able to trust yourself because you’re the one that followed your gut to get to where you want to get. So if you’re listening to other people saying, ‘Well, I would have done this. I would have done that’, well, you didn’t and you haven’t lived the life that I’ve been and you haven’t spent the experience that I have spent in the ring and around the business. So I think there’s a way of respecting other people’s opinions, but trying not to get too invested and involved because one way or another, whatever anybody says to you, it lives and it lives in your brain and it’ll affect something that you do whether you like it or not.”

To avoid getting too caught up in online feedback, Lynch has a member of the WWE Social Media Team handle her Twitter interactions. She will provide the content she wants to share, and the team member will monitor the responses and provide her with a general overview of how it’s being received. This way, she can gauge the reaction without getting directly involved in individual opinions that may affect her performance or mindset.

“I have a guy on the WWE Social Media Team. He has my Twitter information. I will say, say this and he will put that out. Then I’ll say, ‘What is the response?’ He’ll say, ‘Good’ or, ‘People aren’t really buying it’, so that way it’s my words, but I’m protected from it, if that makes sense. So I don’t have Twitter on my phone. I’m able to put stuff out into the world and then see whether things are positive or negative without getting sucked into individual opinions and things that may affect my performance.”

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