Becky Lynch stepped away from WWE in May after revealing she and Seth Rollins are expecting their first child together. Fans around the world were shocked and delighted to hear The Man was becoming The Mom, and the Irish Lasskicker also appeared on Monday Night Raw to tell this year’s Money In The Bank winner Asuka that she had actually won the Raw Women’s Championship rather than simply a title shot.
However, it turns out there were a number of ways the company thought about playing out the title change and Becky even debated wrestling pregnant before her fiance Seth shot down the idea.
Speaking on the Bellas Podcast, she said: ‘It was like, “Oh frick, is there a way that she can just beat me real quick?” Colby’s [Seth] like, “No! No, you’re not — no!”
‘So then we talked a lot and then decided, like, what if there’s a tournament for the number one contendership so the people, they don’t know that they’re actually going to be competing for the title?
‘And then right as they go to have that last match, whoever gets there at the end, then I tell them, “Well, actually this is for the title.”
‘But Money in the Bank was happening at the same time, so it was too confusing to merge the two, so they just decided that they would do the Money in the Bank ladder match and have that as the title match, essentially, but without them knowing.’
Instead, the night after captured the MITB briefcase – which usually guarantees the holder a title opportunity – Becky told her she had won the championship, before dropping her own personal bombshell.
Reflecting on the show, Lynch added: ‘It was a crazy day. It was a very emotional day, because then you kind of realise, oh wait, no.