WRESTLEMANIA WEEK: Becky Lynch signing books in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 2

Posted on 4/01/124 by Chuck Langermann

Becky Lynch is “The Man,” and one of the most iconic women
to ever set foot in the WWE ring.

Lynch, whose real name is Rebecca Quin, is releasing her
memoir, The Man: Not Your Average Average Girl, about her
life and career in wrestling. Ahead of another bout at
WrestleMania 40 this weekend, she’ll be at the Barnes &
Noble in Center City, signing copies of her book on Tuesday
at 6 p.m.

Lynch, 37, wrote the book herself, without using a
ghostwriter, a rarity for celebrity memoirs.

“It was always in the front of my mind, top of my goal list
to write my biography,” Lynch told The Inquirer. “I wanted
to write it myself. I didn’t want a ghost writer or anything
like that. That was one of my main goals, and so when I was
offered a deal, it just made sense, and then I got to work
and here it is, and I’m so proud of it.”

Lynch’s WWE success came as a surprise to many — including
her. She took a six-year break from wrestling following an
injury, became a flight attendant and planned to pursue
stunt work before she got a WWE tryout in 2013.

In the years since, Lynch has done it all. She’s won Raw and
SmackDown Women’s Championships, and broken records as one
of the most popular wrestlers in the promotion. She even met
her husband, Colby Lopez, known in wrestling as Seth
Rollins, through WWE.

“I’ve done it all, and I mean that in the best way and I
also don’t mean that in a conceited way,” Lynch said. “I’m
very lucky, because the title of my book is The Man. The
subtitle is ‘Not your average average girl.’ Nobody ever
expected me to have the career that I have and that I
continue to have. The thing that I love about wrestling more
than anything else is storytelling and crafting out matches
and promos in a way that gets the greatest response from the

“I think once you’ve achieved all of those bucket-list
things that you wanted to tick off, then you go back to
wrestling in its most simple and purest form. Why do we do
this? We’re on the road 52 weeks a year. We are in the ring
three, four nights a week, doing crazy stuff, putting our
bodies through the wringer time and time again, but we do it
because we love it, and there’s nothing else like it.
There’s no other fan base like the fan base that we have.
You’re able to go back to it in its most pure form, and I
think that’s really a wonderful place to be.”

Lynch and Rollins have a 3-year-old daughter. With both of
them on the road with WWE, she’s had an unconventional early
childhood and experienced a lot out on the road. Rollins and
Lynch are both competing at WrestleMania 40, with Rollins as
part of the main event between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes,
and their daughter is coming along for the ride.

“We’re so lucky in that we’ve got a great system, and we are
lucky enough that we have a tour bus and our driver and his
wife look after my daughter when we’re working,” Lynch said.
“Like WrestleMania, she’ll be out with them and go with them
places and she’s so familiar with them. They’re like another
set of aunt and uncle, so it works out really well. We have
the greatest situation.”

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Lynch was one of the first WWE
athletes to take time off for maternity leave and to come
back just as strong, winning multiple titles in her return.
That’s a huge marker of progress for women in the industry.
When Lynch first signed with WWE in 2013, women wrestlers
still competed under the Divas branding.

Since then, they’ve put the women under the same Superstars
branding as the men, and Lynch was part of the first-ever
women’s headline match at WrestleMania 35, beating Ronda
Rousey and Charlotte Flair in a winner-takes-all Triple
Threat match.

“It’s what I’ve been fighting for since the start is
equality, and we’re getting there,” Lynch said. “There’s
little things that need to change, but for the most part
we’re all on the same level. I love that because when I came
in, I was told girls can’t punch, girls can’t do this, and
now that’s not the case. ‘Women can’t be the main event of
WrestleMania,’ well, I won the main event of WrestleMania,
so that’s not a thing. I’ve gotten to main event, countless
Raws and SmackDowns and pay-per-views and live events and
continue to do so, so there’s no ceiling on what the women
can do anymore.”

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