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Rebecca "Becky" Quin (born 30 January 1987) is an Irish professional wrestler.

After five months of training in Fergal Devitt and Paul Tracey's newly-opened wrestling school, she began working in Ireland in 2002 as Rebecca Knox. She wrestled alongside her brother in mixed tag team matches, but eventually went on to carve her own name, competing throughout Europe and even traveling across the Atlantic to wrestle in the U.S.

In 2005, she became the first-ever NWA ECCW SuperGirls Champion in Canada, as well as a one-time Queens of Chaos Champion in France in 2006. Unfortunately, she suffered a cut above her eye in a match in Germany that same year which had severe repercussions, to the point of canceling most of her bookings and cutting her career short in 2008.

In 2011, she got back in the game with SHIMMER, managing former rival Sweet Saraya and her daughter, Becky's longtime friend Britani Knight, who would become better known as Paige. A year later, Becky reentered the ring, and in 2013 she signed with WWE to become Becky Lynch. Under her current ring name, she is one fourth of WWE's "Four Horsewomen" (alongside Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks and Bayley), a cohort of four women who came through NXT and were a major part of the revolution of women's wrestling in WWE through their stellar matches.

Her initial happy-go-lucky, Irish-jigging gimmick was poorly received; this led to her receiving a makeover into a steampunk-turned punk rocker persona, which was less stereotypical and truer to her real-life personality. She slowly ascended from a frustrated babyface getting held back on the sidelines (both in kayfabe and in real life) to the sidekick of a legitimate contender in the NXT women's division, to the good-hearted bruiser of the main roster women's division after joining Raw as part of a stable including Paige, to a badass, not-giving-a-crap-anymore antihero when she turned heel against Charlotte Flair on SmackDown, drawing comparisons to a female "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The initial feud with Charlotte drew her unprecedented praise and attention from the entirety of the wrestling industry, and is now remembered as one of the top female rivalries in WWE history.

Lynch is a four-time SmackDown Women's Champion in addition to being the inaugural champion, both a two-time RAW Women's Champion and the championship's longest holder, a WWE Women's Tag Team Champion alongside WWE Hall of Famer (and Lynch's own personal hero) Lita, the second-ever Women's Royal Rumble winner, the victor of the first-ever women's WrestleMania main event, and the first-ever woman to hold both the SmackDown and RAW titles simultaneously. It is no hyperbole to claim that she was not only the face of WWE at the height of her popularity, but has gone down as one of the most popular wrestlers of her generation, if not all time.

Lynch went on maternity leave in May 2020 following a pregnancy with Seth Rollins. Their first child, a daughter named Roux, was born on December 4 of that year. They subsequently got married in June 2021, and in August of that year, Lynch returned at SummerSlam 2021 as a heel. She currently performs on Raw.

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  • Aborted Arc:
  • The Ace: How else would you describe someone who managed to become the champion of both of WWE's major shows at the same time and the most popular person on both of them?
  • Action Mom: Announced she was expecting her first child on the 5/11/20 episode of Raw; her daughter Roux was born in early December of that year. She would bring up her daughter in promos after making her return to the ring (as a proper heel, no less), stating that if she was dangerous before, no one could imagine how dangerous she could be while now having a child to care about.
  • Affably Evil:
    • At her worst as a heel, Becky qualifies as this, being tremendously charismatic, magnetic, and believable in the rationale behind her attitude and dirty deeds.
    • As Big Time Becks, Becky insults her opponent but mainly to encourage them to give it their all if they ever want to become as big as her.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She sure loves showing off her delts on social media. For a while, she did try to nickname herself the "Delty Diva" on Twitter. She also has arms and abs that would make most men jealous.
  • Anti-Hero: Following poor fan reception to Becky trying to go full heel by targeting the very fans who supported her in a promo that didn't make exactly all that much sense, WWE dialed her turn back a few notches, instead, presenting Becky as someone who had finally (and arguably rightfully) had enough of seeing her opportunities stolen from her. Some people have even floated the suggestion that, if booked properly, she may be able to become the female "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
  • Arc Welding: The episode of NXT that aired after Unstoppable, in which Becky left as a firm fan favourite, featured a video package that tied her initial appearances that played into the Oireland stereotypes into her retooling into her more commonly known rocker gimmick — namely the retooling was Becky simply acting like herself, instead of like a stereotype.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Bayley in NXT. Sasha Banks somewhat became this as well ever since Becky ended their alliance.
    • While she and Charlotte Flair are close friends both in and out of the ring, Charlotte is also Becky's most heated enemy to date, having feuded with her since NXT. After Charlotte won the Divas Championship and became more and more arrogant, she betrayed Becky with help from her father. The two constantly fought over the title but Becky failed due to Ric Flair's interference. Two years later, the rivalry continues, though this time Becky was the one who turned heel, tired of Charlotte constantly upstaging her and stealing the spotlight that Becky had fought so hard for. For the last four months of 2018, the two fought a total of six times for the SmackDown Women's Championship, with Carmella, Ronda Rousey and Asuka getting involved, and continued even in 2019 and 2021. Initially, WWE opted to have Becky be the Heel of the angle, but because of Becky's massive popularity, a Face/Heel Double-Turn occurred by the end of 2018 with Becky being the Tweener while Charlotte returned to be a Heel. By 2021, the two are no longer friends in real life as well due to personal issues.
    • She also had issues with Charlotte's father, Ric Flair, as well. Initially, in 2016, Ric interfered in his daughter's matches and cost Becky the win. After Becky became a bigger star than Charlotte and calling herself "The Man", in reference to Ric's "To be the man, you gotta beat the man!". The elder Flair considers the nickname being his trademark, accused Becky for using it without permission and begins throwing lawsuits at Becky and WWE. Becky and Ric fought for many years until in 2023 when Ric apologize and relented the nickname to her. This feud also became one of the rifts that strained Becky's friendship with Ric and by 2021, the damage has been done and they are no longer friends.
    • She probably hated James Ellsworth more than any other woman in the SmackDown women's division. Ellsworth had been a thorn in Becky's side for months in 2017, especially after he interfered in the first-ever women's Money in the Bank ladder match and its rematch on the same week, both times Becky almost won until Ellsworth interfered. She finally got her hands on him during a Battle of the Sexes match.
    • At the height of her popularity in the second half of 2018, Becky was scheduled to face Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series 2018 in a Champion vs Champion match. For weeks after Evolution the two exchanged jabs on numerous occasions over who is the better fighter and compared their history to the point they were Foils to each other. A week before their match, Becky led an invasion on Raw and attacked Ronda backstage before beating her up with a steel chair. Unfortunately, Becky had her nose broken by Nia Jax and had to be pulled out from the match, postponing it to a later date. At TLC 2018, Ronda interfered in Becky's match and cost her the title, further elevating the feud. After winning the Royal Rumble in 2019, Becky moved to Raw and challenged Ronda for the Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania 35. Things became a little complicated when Charlotte Flair got involved again and replaced Becky after the latter was suspended by Vince. That said, pretty much the entire IWC treated the "suspension" as 100% work, and fully expected Becky to join Ronda and Charlotte in a three-way WrestleMania main event. And following Fastlane 2019, the three-way WrestleMania match indeed came about, and was officially announced as the main event about two weeks before WrestleMania. The stakes were taken up to eleven when Charlotte won the SmackDown Women's Championship, and a stipulation was added that the winner at WM would take home both belts.
    • Asuka. Until Royal Rumble 2020, Asuka's been the only wrestler Becky couldn't defeat ever since the latter arrived on the main roster in 2017, and it took Becky a lot to bring her down.
    • Bianca Belair, ever since she returned after she took time off due to maternity leave. She squashed Bianca to win the SmackDown women's champion from her at SummerSlam in 26 seconds. Bianca is not happy with the result and the feud continue for an entire year. Initially, Becky has the upper hand but Bianca eventually got her revenge at WrestleMania 38 and so on. By their final bout at SummerSlam 2022, Becky finally acknowledges Bianca as a Worthy Opponent and even snaps out from her Broken Ace period following her loss.
  • The Artifact: Subverted. An Irish last name like Lynch fit when she was doing her Oireland gimmick. Now, though, it doesn't really seem to match that of a moshpit (or steampunk) girl. However, her Irish origins are very much still part of her character, in part because of her noticeable accent.
  • Ascended Extra: In WWE she was a regular Rosebud for months before she actually debuted on NXT.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the 2018 year recap SD, New Day conjures her as a giantess.
  • Badass Boast: After attacking Charlotte in retribution for her betrayal, Becky gave her a pretty nice one:
    "I'm taking your championship, and I'm taking your arm with me!"
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one in her entrance during her Steampunk gimmick.
  • Battle Couple: With Seth Rollins in 2019, after WWE put their real-life relationship onscreen. At the time the relationship started, they were the respective top male and female champions on RAW, and it was particularly played up at the Stomping Grounds PPV when Becky came out to beat up Lacey Evans (who she'd already defeated earlier in the night) after Baron Corbin enlisted her as a crooked surprise ref for his Universal Championship match against Seth (since unlike all the other heels Corbin had approached, Lacey was protected by Seth's refusal to hit a woman). As for Seth's refusal to hit a woman? Corbin doesn't have that. During Seth's and Becky's winner-take-all tag match at Extreme Rules against Corbin and Lacey, Corbin attacked Becky with a devastating End of Days, then stopped to taunt Rollins and call him a piece of shit. Seth's response was to frantically beat the ever-loving shit out of Corbin with a kendo stick, a steel chair, and a series of Curb Stomps.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn:
    • Beauty? Well, look at the page image. Brawn? In addition to wrestling, she's a brown belt in shoot grappling. Brains? Has a degree in acting.
    • In PCB she would qualify as the Brains. Paige the Blood Knight would be the Brawn. And Charlotte — who refers to herself as genetically superior — would be the Beauty.
  • Berserk Button: Saying or even implying she's a coward and afraid to face stiff competition like Ronda Rousey is a good way to get punched and/or slapped in the face. Just ask the McMahons.
  • Beta Bitch: To Sasha Banks after her NXT heel turn. The sad part is she seemed to believe that it was going to help her advance herself, but she really had just been a glorified hanger-on. Subverted as she ended up making sure that it did help her advance herself, whether Sasha liked it or not.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing:
    • Completely pulled a fast one on Allison Danger the night she first competed in SHIMMER.
    • Came to Bayley's aid... and attacked her a few seconds later.
  • Blasphemous Boast: Perhaps an unintentional one. Becky uses and catches the phrase "The Man comes (back) around" fairly often, which is a Shout-Out to a well-known Johnny Cash song.note  In the song itself, the titular "Man" is Jesus.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Has been all three colours in her lifetime. In Team PCB she is the redhead to Charlotte's blonde and Paige's brunette.
  • Blood Knight: Ever since her character makeover at SummerSlam 2018, she was portrayed as living for fighting. This was referenced by herself a year later at SummerSlam 2019.
    Becky: Because I want the best, most aggressive version of everyone coming after this [Raw Women's Championship]! I wanna fight the best!
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: On the go-home episode of RAW preceding Survivor Series 2018, Becky got stiffed directly in the face by Nia Jax during the episode's SmackDown invasion main event, no sold the injury (which was later proven to be a broken nose and a concussion), and continued the spot with her nose, mouth, hands and arms covered in her own blood.
  • Bloody Smile: As mentioned directly above, Becky got in a brawl with Nia Jax in November 2018 and accidentally took a stiff punch to the face, genuinely breaking her nose and concussing her. Amazingly, Becky worked off the injury and continued with the match, and the image of her in the aftermath — with a bloody, visibly broken face, but still smiling and proudly defiant — is widely cited as what catapulted her to megastardom.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Seems to be a core part of her main-roster character. She's portrayed as being far more relaxed and "just happy to be there" than the other members of the roster. Also the continued boast of her being a "life enthusiast" who's there to have a good time and kick-ass.
  • Boobs of Steel: Becky's cup size grew quite noticeably following her pregnancy in 2020. However, having a more ample bosom has done little to slow down Becky when it comes to in-ring action after she returns the following year.
  • Book Ends:
    • Becky's journey to becoming the universally-beloved Anti-Hero face of the WWE began with her taking Charlotte Flair's title by way of countering Charlotte's spear into a cunning DDT pinfall. At WrestleMania 35, it culminated with Becky taking the titles off of both Charlotte and Ronda Rousey by countering Ronda's Piper's Pit into a cunning back-slam pinfall.
    • Her win at 'Mania 35 also made it so the show began and ended with one half of an Official Couple of beloved babyfaces both nicknamed "The Man" beating a heel champion who'd also been a big success in MMA.
    • Becky won the Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania 35 by pinning then champion, Ronda Rousey, a member of the Four Horsewomen of UFC, by reversing her finisher into a roll-up pin. A year later at WrestleMania 36, which is also Becky's final match as Raw Women's Championship before her maternity leave, Becky defeated another UFC Horsewoman, this time being Shayna Baszler, in a similar fashion.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Following her final feud with Bianca Belair in 2022, Becky traded her long half-braided hair for progressively shorter styles, ending on a rough above-the-shoulder bob that strikes a lot closer to her enduring tomboy image.
  • Break the Cutie: Becky is one of the best on the roster at selling betrayal and emotional hurt. Of course, she has plenty of practice, as the bookers seem to take particular joy in spending weeks or months building up the relationship between Becky and some other talent before it ends in them viciously betraying her.
  • Breakout Character: There's an argument to be made that Becky was 2018's breakout wrestler of the year not just for WWE itself, but for all of wrestling. No other wrestler in the world — not Daniel Bryan, not Kazuchika Okada, not even Kenny Omega — can make the claim that Becky can, to have gone from the very bottom of the card to being arguably the face of their entire company, with entire arenas chanting their name, within the space of a month. Her popularity even makes her the first woman to be on the cover of a WWE video game, sharing the spot with Roman Reigns in WWE 2K20.
  • Bring It: When several people challenged her for the SmackDown Women's Championship, Becky told them to line up and that she would beat them all.
  • Broken Pedestal: Becky, in her own words, used to respect the hell out of Mickie James, but that was before Mickie disguised herself as La Luchadora and helped Alexa Bliss beat her in a steel cage match in 2017. At a joint contract signing later that year, Lynch lambasted James for that, and even more for her excuse that Becky was trying to erase her past accomplishments, and vowed to make her pay.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The part of her main-roster gimmick. She's this weirdo who loves word-play and punning and talks about beating up dinosaurs and ghosts but she's also really, really, really good at wrestling.
  • But Not Too White: Had a very thick orange tan as of her main roster debut.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Her Face–Heel Turn in SummerSlam 2018 is downplayed the following week due to her massive popularity with fans, turning her from a generic Heel into a "severely frustrated Anti-Hero".
  • Career-Ending Injury: Downplayed and Subverted. She suffered a major head injury in 2006 that could have ended her wrestling career, but she ultimately recovered. Still, it took her nearly a decade (seven years) to return to active competition.
  • Child Prodigy: In a sense. She began training at 15 and several of her contemporaries called her one of the best wrestlers to ever train in Ireland.
  • Cool Teacher: Learned to wrestle as a teenager at a small wrestling school in Ireland founded in part by a young Fergal Devitt (Finn Bálor).
  • Characterisation Marches On: The Oireland thing was gradually phased out into a background element of her character within a few weeks.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Inverted and subverted. In NXT, she fell victim to the treachery bait around Bayley and turned on her, then eventually made moves against Sasha Banks when opportunities at Sasha's title came her way. On the main roster, she was the schmuck, being betrayed by all three of her partners in a row, Paige, Charlotte Flair, and then Natalya; interestingly enough, these are also second generation wrestlers. Emma also originally presented herself as an old friend to Becky before she too attacked her, must be something in the water. A few years later in 2019, Bayley also betrayed Becky in favor of her friend, Sasha. Then in 2023, she was betrayed by Trish Stratus, whom attacked her tag team partner Lita before their match, costing both of them the Women's Tag Team Championship, and then attacked Becky after the match ended.
  • Composite Character: In her face debut on NXT, she had elements of Sasha Banks and Charlotte when they were first faces: Like Sasha, she was a face who lost a lot of matches, got corrupted by a heel who used the loss record as a lever, and turned heel by attacking an unsuspecting person after a match. And like Charlotte, she was friends with Bayley, got an offer from the BFFs (well, former BFF in Becky's case), and attacked Bayley as her way of joining them.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Perhaps enforced by real life, as despite dropping the Oireland gimmick her legitimate Irish heritage is still subtly referenced. Namely, she's kept the red hair, still incorporated some form of green into her attire on occasion, and eventually got a theme song called "Celtic Invasion".
    • Considering how many times Becky has said hers and Sasha Banks' association was an alliance, not a friendship, Sasha should've seen coming that she would go Starscream as soon as she got opportunities to win the Women's title for herself.
    • Becky would state in a showcase vignette on WWE SmackDown that she aligned with Paige upon being called to the main roster because she's known her since the latter was 13 years old. This is a Call-Back to their past history together prior to WWE. For a clue on that, see Putting the Band Back Together.
  • Contralto Of Danger: Her voice is deeper than some men's voices.
  • Cool Shades: Her steampunk ensemble attire comes complete with cool goggles.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Even in her initial run as an uncomplicated mega-face, Becky was prone to wearing mostly dark colors to the ring. Following her 2018 repackaging, however, she applies more than ever, preferring all-black outfits despite being an anti-establishment hero and perhaps the most beloved wrestler in WWE.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Becky's late-2018 repackaging has made absolutely stellar use of her cutting, hilariously ruthless sense of humor. Not even Conor McGregor has been safe from Lynch's pointed barbs and biting tweets.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: At WrestleMania 35, Becky ended Ronda Rousey's one-year undefeated streak by pinning her at the main event.
  • Denser and Wackier:
    • Inverted at first, where the Oireland gimmick was toned down and phased out to be replaced with a much lower-key mosh pit one.
    • Played straight comparing NXT to the main roster. On NXT she was pushed as the Only Sane Man and a serious wrestler. On the main roster, she became much more happy-go-lucky, cracking jokes and puns. Of course, she was still willing to get serious so it was downplayed.
  • Determinator:
    • Took a botched punch that resulted in a concussion and facial fractures, only to completely No-Sell the entire thing and return to the brawl, delivering a beatdown to Ronda Rousey and the Raw women's roster before taking a victory march through the crowd, all the while blood is pouring down her face.
    • Becky entered the 2019 Royal Rumble match after a tough battle against Asuka earlier that night. When it comes down to her and Charlotte, the recently eliminated Nia Jax pushed Becky off the stairs, injuring her leg in the process. Despite this, Becky continued to face her former best friend and eliminated her to win the Royal Rumble.
  • Distaff Counterpart:
    • She's been drawing some comparisons to Sting in the sense that all of her allies have turned on her and she hardly wins any of her feuds (with one person to turn on her even being a Flair, much like the Nature Boy turned on Sting), eventually leading her to undergo a change of personality from a happy-go-lucky babyface who wore bright colors into a much darker persona who wears mostly black, much like how "Surfer" Sting became "Crow" Sting. In an episode of Ride Along, Ric Flair even told Charlotte that Becky will be "[her] Sting".
    • She's been favorably compared to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin during the second half of 2018, due to being a massive fan-favorite despite being an anti-authority tweener at best. She eventually cemented her mega-face status after getting bloodied but not quitting during a brawl with the entire Raw women's division, much like a bloody Austin's refusal to tap out to Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13. The comparison becomes even more apparent after Royal Rumble 2019 with Becky feuding against the McMahon family, similar to Austin's legendary feud with Vince. Both Austin and Becky also had memorable moments where they were forced to leave a WWE arena in handcuffs, wearing evil, rebellious grins on their faces. In fact, her triple threat match at WrestleMania 35 seemed to simultaneously mirror two of the feuds that cemented Austin's star status at WrestleMania XIV and XV; facing against both a household name from a non-scripted combat sport who made the crossover to wrestling (MMA's Ronda Rousey for Becky, boxing's Mike Tyson for Austin at XIV) and a multi-generational wrestler pushed by Vince McMahon (Charlotte Flair for Becky, The Rock for Austin at XV).
    • If Charlotte's counterpart is Roman Reigns, then Becky's is Dean Ambrose, the more popular "best friend" of wrestlers that WWE favours more over them. As the Man, Becky and Dean have an anti-authority streak and a take-no prisoner attitude in order to get back at the person who wronged them. To wit, both Becky and Dean ended up becoming more popular than Charlotte and Roman (though for Dean to do so he has to leave for another company).
    • As far as her contemporaries on the roster, she and Seth Rollins have no shortage of similarities. They both call themselves "The Man," they're both avid CrossFitters, they've both been WWE double-champions, they're the most popular faces on SmackDown and Raw, respectively, and at WrestleMania 35, they both defeated household-name heels from the MMA world for a Raw top championship while wearing black and gold ring attire. To put the icing on top of all that cake, the two are legitimately married and, in a WWE first, co-main-evented a PPV where they defended their respective titles together in a mixed tag match.
      • Her heel "Big Time Becks" run in 2021-2022 seemed to take a lot of cues from Seth as she became increasingly arrogant and unstable and convinced that she was God's gift to Wrestling - and also began dressing in a succession of increasingly garish outfits.
  • The Dog Bites Back:
    • Becky turns on Sasha at TakeOver: Rival after the latter bosses her one too many times.
    • Becky turned against Charlotte at SummerSlam 2018 after Charlotte constantly upstaged her for the last two years, and the final straw was when Charlotte pinned her during their triple threat match when Becky was only moments from winning the title.
    • Sure, Seth beating Corbin down was fitting revenge for his End of Days to Becky, but she did get to personally pay Corbin back herself by bringing out The Rock to embarrass him and beat him down on the FOX debut of WWE SmackDown.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: A central catalyst to her Face–Heel Turn in 2018.
    • When she, Charlotte and Sasha made their debut to the main roster in 2015, Becky is the only member of the trio (and by the end of the year, the only Four Horsewomen) who had never held the NXT Women's Championship. Eventually, it becomes clear that WWE began to favour Charlotte and Sasha more than her as shown during a press conference before WrestleMania 32 where a set of dolls were introduced as a promo for the upcoming triple threat match, except there were only dolls of just Sasha and Charlotte, completely leaving Becky out despite she was in the match as well.
    • She is the last of the Four Horsewomen to win a championship but after losing it 3 months later, she never had another championship match for eighteen months, from WrestleMania 33 to SummerSlam 2018. In order to get the oppportunity for that match, she had to go on and defeat every women in the SmackDown'' locker room, including then champion, Carmella. However, Charlotte was eventually inserted into the match, after two months of absence, and not long after losing the championship, frustrating Becky. After Charlotte won the match that night, Becky finally reach her breaking point and beat up Charlotte, leading to the aforementioned Face–Heel Turn.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: She'd been appearing regularly on NXT as one of Adam Rose's Rosebuds for months before her debut.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: The Oireland gimmick she debuted on NXT under was so stupidly over-the-top stereotypical (she just wouldn't stop jigging!) that her career was lucky to survive. It was so bad that she got a WrestleCrap induction for that single match alone and unsurprisingly it was gone without a trace by her second appearance.
    Art O'Donnell: Look, we got it: she's Irish. I said, "LOOK, WE GOT IT, SHE'S IRISH"!
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Becky started 2018 absolutely languishing at the bottom of the Women's Division, slogging through pointless filler matches with other similarly underused wrestlers and never receiving a noticeable push in spite of being a former champion with seemingly invincible popularity with the fanbase until the triple-threat match for the Smackdown Women's Championship at SummerSlam 2018 and the following Face–Heel Turn to Charlotte Flair. What followed was a series of events that cemented Becky as the top woman of the entire WWE, including winning the Smackdown title at Hell in a Cell 2018, the Last Woman Standing match at Evolution, and the go-home Raw episode for Survivor Series 2018 with the broken face.

    Enter 2019, she's literally at the highest point of her entire career, with a new, cooler Anti-Hero persona, and more over than ever, a second title reign come and gone, and - most importantly - the hard-won respect and faith of the company and even Vince McMahon himself. Becky's unprecedentedly meteoric rocket-jump to the top of the company can really best be summed up by the fact that, on the New Year's special of SmackDown, she not only had the chance to wrestle a mixed tag match alongside John Cena - actually a noted and long-term supporter of Becky's out of character - but was categorically put over by Big Match John not just as a trusted future prospect, but as Cena's potential successor as the face of the company. It even started looking more and more likely that she, Ronda Rousey, and Charlotte Flair would main-event WrestleMania 35, to the point where Becky was openly saying this and taking the credit for it on WWE programming as the face in the angle. Not long after, the Rousey–Flair–Lynch match was indeed announced as the WM 35 main event—and more importantly, Becky won, becoming a double champion and ending Rousey's yearlong unbeaten run.
  • Edgy Backwards Chair-Sitting: Perfectly befitting her rebel character, Becky sits backward in a chair, slouching forward nonchalantly, during her WWE 24: The Man monologues.
  • Enemy Mine: With Sasha Banks on the main roster as she sort of helps the latter against her former teammates Team B.A.D.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Inverted. Most of Becky's major feuds have been with blondes (Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, James Ellsworth, Ronda Rousey, Lacey Evans, Liv Morgan).
  • Evil Makeover: While less "evil" and more "Anti-Hero", her post-SummerSlam 2018 turn on Charlotte has seen her wear more black clothing with a helping of exposing her midriff when not in her ring gear, as seen here. This was eventually taken even further, as Becky started 2019 by trading out her old ring gear in favor of a black "I Am the Man" tank top and shorts, black-and-white striped socks, and combat boots, creating a less elegant and more rough-and-tumble image overall. The phrase on the tank top was soon replaced by simply "The Man". She kept the fishnets, though.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Appeared at NXT Takeover: Unstoppable for her Women's title match with bright orange hair. That also coincided with a proper Heel–Face Turn. Likewise, her Anti-Hero repackaging in late 2018 also saw a subtle change in the aesthetic of Becky's hairstyle in that she let it fade from bright orange to a muted, more realistic ginger and started wearing her hair swept asymmetrically to one side of her face, with the other side pinned into sharp Celtic braids.
  • Face/Heel Double-Turn: A gradual triple turn has taken place since Evolution in what became a three-way feud for supremacy in the WWE women's division between herself, Ronda Rousey, and Charlotte Flair. Initially, the company tried to persist in booking Becky as the dangerous rule-breaking villainess consumed by anger against both Charlotte's fair heiress to the Flair dynasty and Ronda's humble celebrity fighter and lifelong fan, but starting with the initial Face–Heel Turn at SummerSlam having to be retooled into an Anti-Hero because fans refused to boo Becky against Charlotte, Becky's popularity resulted in her sympathy factor being transformed into badass admiration every time she did something, with the iconic image of her defiant bloody face from the night she was injured by Nia Jax while invading Raw making this undeniable.

    At that point WWE caved in and allowed Becky to be treated by crowds as more of a face; while still willing to do whatever it takes and not caring much about fair play, she was now doing things like hugging Charlotte after choosing her to replace her against Ronda, showing respect to Asuka after she earned her opportunity for the SmackDown Women's Championship, and even being put into a storyline where she defies the McMahon family's corporately-driven concerns ala the beginnings of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's iconic feud with Vince. Charlotte, meanwhile, was booked to snap with a kendo stick attack on Rousey at Survivor Series and continuously show disrespect to Becky, Ronda, and even Asuka, placing her as the heel in this story even before Vince hand-picked her to replace Becky as Ronda's challenger at WrestleMania, while Ronda was continuously placed as a respectful babyface rival to Becky until fans' refusal to give her the same approval as Becky, plus some of the questionable actions she was naturally booked into, resulted in the two having a heated Worked Shoot exchange on Twitter which culminated in Ronda completely losing her patience with the WWE system and returning to the obnoxious psycho-competitor persona of her UFC fame while routinely Breaking the Fourth Wall on the Internet, becoming the dangerous angry heel Becky was intended to be all along.
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • Her SHIMMER debut saw her go from a polite, hand-shaking, friendly babyface to an obnoxious, arrogant cheater all in the course of one match.
    • On NXT Sasha Banks convinced her to turn heel, which Becky did by attacking Bayley after seemingly coming to her aid.
    • At SummerSlam 2018, after Charlotte Flair pinned her to win the SD Women's title from Carmella, Becky finally had enough of her friend taking her opportunities, snapped, and finally turned on her. Having said that, fan reaction to WWE trying to make her full heel on the SmackDown after the show was poor enough that it was actually dialed back, leading to the Anti-Hero entry above.
    • At SummerSlam 2021, Becky made her return and defeated Bianca Belair in less than a minute after a cheap shot before the match, winning the SmackDown Women's Championship by underhanded means and turning heel for the first time since 2018. The following week Becky refused to have a rematch, and then proceeded to mock and attack Belair during the latter's home celebration, cementing her heel turn. However, despite cheating in her return and trying to weasel her way out of matches, Becky proved at Extreme Rules 2021 that she can still wrestle like a valiant hero when pushed, facing Belair again fair and square and running the gauntlet with her for nearly 17 minutes straight until Sasha Banks brutalized both of them and ended the match in a no-contest. In that same match, the crowd were almost perfectly divided between chanting for both women, proving how extraordinarily hard it is for Becky to get too far out of moral grays.
  • Fanservice Pack: Her flannel gear was quite modest. The steampunk gear shortened the pants by a lot. Subverted, as the steampunk gear tends to cover her midriff a lot more often than the flannel gear did. Later on, she got a leotard that emphasized her curves even more. Her 2021 Face–Heel Turn sees her wearing more revealing (not necessarily sexualized) outfits.
  • Fiery Redhead: Though it is dyed to emphasize her nationality (she's naturally blonde).
  • Fighting Irish: Becky is arguably the most accomplished and high-profile Irish performer in wrestling history, edging out even her mentor Finn Balor, and perfectly taps into all of the classic Irish brawler notes: aggressive, unafraid of fighting through injury, and prone to occasionally swearing like a stevedore.
  • Finishing Move:
    • A nasty-looking Fujiwara Armbar which involves Becky sitting on the opponent's back and pulling the arm in between her legs. After her match with Sasha Banks, she gave it a name — the Disgoostin Armbar, later tweaked to Dis-arm-her.
    • After Money in the Bank 2019 (although she had previously used it at WrestleMania 35), she's made more prevalent use of another one: a pumphandle Rock Bottom called the Manhandle Slam.
  • Foil:
    • Her champion vs. champion feud with Ronda Rousey heading into the 2018 Survivor Series paints her as this. While both are women who specialize in collecting people's arms, both are lifelong wrestling fans, and both fought their entire lives to become trailblazers for female combat athletes, Becky was one who defied her mother's expectations and took a circuitous route through professional wrestling into WWE, while Ronda was bred from childhood by her mother to dominate in mixed martial arts before entering WWE as a celebrity star at the end of her MMA run. From a character standpoint, Ronda has consistently come off as someone who is humble and respectful and happy to be a part of WWE until someone disrespects her and provokes her dangerous fury, while Becky always maintained a rebellious streak even as an honorable babyface and just recently became increasingly arrogant, bitter, and self-righteous through her issues with Charlotte Flair. For pointers, ever since defeating Charlotte in a Last Woman Standing match, Becky has picked up the habit of calling herself "The Man"; Ronda, who instead fully embraces the notion of changing what it means to "fight like a girl", considers that an insult to womanhood. In addition, Ronda pointed out that despite Becky being two days older than her, Ronda had already accomplished so much for a decade; while Becky was still in training, Ronda was already in the main event of UFC and while Becky at the pre-show of WrestleMania 34, Ronda's debut match at the same event was among the main highlights.
    • Charlotte Flair and Lacey Evans also served as foils for her, with Becky being an uncompromising Tomboy and Flair and Evans being the "girly girl" in their Tomboy and Girly Girl dynamic (Flair being nicknamed "The Queen" and Evans being nicknamed "The Sassy Southern Belle.")
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Particularly on the indies. Averted in NXT as her Oireland schtick was entirely as a face, and her foreignness was barely acknowledged after her heel turn.
    WrestleCrap: You only get one chance to make a first impression, and for Becky Lynch, even her wrestling debut at age 15, her global experience, and her year in WWE developmental couldn't save her from bad ideas. Bad ideas like making your wrestling persona the biggest mick this side of the Atlantic.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: In 2006, during a match she worked for German Stampede Wrestling, Knox suffered a cut above her eye that had to get stitched up, which later resulted in headaches, vision problems, loud buzzing in her left ear, and possible damage to her eighth cranial nerve. She ended up canceling or no-showing nearly all her bookings for the next year and a half before openly admitting that she didn't feel like wrestling was a proper career choice for her anymore. She wouldn't return to the squared circle until 2011 as the manager for the Knight Dynasty, and even then it was another year before she actually wrestled again.
  • Genki Girl: Especially when letting out her rocker side, particularly seen in SHIMMER as the Knight Dynasty's manager and in WWE since her gimmick change on NXT. Initially after her main roster call-up she stood out in PCB, with The Stoic Charlotte Flair and Deadpan Snarker Paige as her teammates, her manic gleefullness pops even more. Take this exchange on SmackDown, after she'd won both titles...
    Audience: Becky 2 Belts! Becky 2 Belts!
    Becky: That's me!
  • Goggles Do Nothing: During her steampunk gimmick; as the trope name suggests, she only wears them on her entrance.
  • Good is Not Nice: Even when Becky is a face, she's still hugely aggressive and will try to make her opponents tap out to submissions. This doubly applies to her persona post-Survivor Series 2018; despite once more falling into the role of a hero, Becky is rough, foul-mouthed (especially by PG Era standards), and cuts an absolutely brutal promo.
    You may be the baddest bitch on the planet, Ronnie, but at Survivor Series, I'm gonna make you mine.
  • Guile Heroine: Becky is a classic wrestling technician in that she relies less on pure strength or absurd aerial maneuvers to win matches and more on cunning and lightning-quick submissions. Of course, she can still brawl with the best of them (as clearly evidenced by the heading image of her Awesome page above), but Becky's go-to strategy is to endure and use wits to overcome.
  • Hair Flip: It goes with the head banging.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Turned face and made up with Bianca Belair at SummerSlam 2022, even backing her up against Bayley's new faction of Damage CTRL. Unfortunately, it was revealed afterwards that Becky had separated her shoulder during the match and had to take a break to recover. She would later be attacked by Damage CTRL backstage and become their first ever victim as a collective faction. Fortunately, this later became subverted on the November 25, 2022 episode of SmackDown, when she was revealed as the fifth and final member for Bianca's team at Survivor Series.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • Becky won over the NXT crowd after her gutsy performance against Sasha Banks in NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, and they've been crazy for her ever since.
    • No matter whether you rate Becky as a tweener or a full-on heel since SummerSlam 2018, she put herself officially back on the face side of the fence right before Survivor Series. After fighting through injury on Raw to give Ronda Rousey and the Raw women's team hell, she came back to SmackDown to a hero's welcome and even buried the hatchet with Charlotte again. 100% appropriately, this drew a number of parallels to a bloodied "Stone Cold" Steve Austin turning face after having the living snot beaten out of him by Bret Hart.
    • After she's unable to win back the Raw Women's Championship from Bianca at SummerSlam 2022, she's finally putting this aside as the two finally embraced together in the ring. She's even standing for her against the returning Bayley and her new allies, the returning Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Since her 2018 heel turn, Becky's taken to wearing leather jackets and leather pants whenever she's not wrestling.
  • The Hero: Arguably of the entire company as of 2019. The fans love her, the company loves her, and reportedly even stubborn old donkey Vince McMahon loves her, and she's subsequently become the focus of all of WWE's most high-profile storylines.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Charlotte Flair, even since Charlotte being drafted to SmackDown Live!.
  • Hidden Depths: She would never be caught dead chumming with them the same way the likes of John Cena and Bayley do it, but Anti-Hero Becky loves her fans in her own subtle way, as evidenced by the way she breaks out into a cocky grin every time the crowd chants her name after her entrance. Her approach to interacting with the WWE Universe is perhaps best tied together by a tweet from Becky herself:
    "I was prepared to go where I was going without all of you, but you came with me anyway."
  • History Repeats:
    • She's been an inaugural Women's Champion twice in her career. First was the ECCW SuperGirls Champion in 2005, then as the SmackDown Women's Champion eleven years later.
    • She wins her first and second SmackDown Women's Championship on a September PPV in a Southern state by defeating a wrestler whose name starts with "C" and loses it three months later at TLC to a wrestler with dyed hair whose name starts with "A" in a match where she doesn't have to be pinned. In addition, she was scheduled for a match against a blonde oppponent during both reigns only to be pulled out due to an injury.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Becky has a habit of winning championships by countering other people's moves. Victims of this tactic include Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell 2018 and Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 35, both of whom tried to hit signature moves on Becky, but got rolled into a cover and pinned to lose their titles.
  • I Have Many Names: Komeera, Rebecca Knox, Becky Lynch.
  • Informed Attribute: Her 'rock chick' gimmick involves headbanging, throwing up the horns, flannel, and not much else. Justified in that unlike the Oireland act, she's not out to be a complete stereotype with this.
  • It's Personal: Did not take Charlotte's betrayal of their friendship well. Even after resuming said friendship on SmackDown Live she never truly forgave her, as the moment Charlotte blindsided Becky to become champion again Becky promptly returned the favor. She even later pointed out on Twitter that when Charlotte had attacked her she did so with her back turned, while she attacked Charlotte as they looked each other straight in the eye.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: Becky gave James Ellsworth a taste of this when, after months of him interfering in matches on Carmella's behalf and Becky suplexing him in response, they had an actual match on SmackDown Live, the first intergender match in WWE in almost ten years, and she made him tap out.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mellowed out into this after undergoing another Heel–Face Turn in the closing months of 2018. Despite being arrogant, aggressive, and an absolute savage on the mic, Anti-Hero Becky loves her fans and respects wrestlers who have earned their opportunities, rather than having them handed to them. For instance, she had this to say to Asuka after the latter took her title at the main event of TLC 2018:
    Translation: Congratulations.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • After turning against Bayley on NXT, she explained in a backstage interview that Sasha Banks was right; being a face who's over with the fans wasn't actually stopping her from losing all the time. Given that since she turned heel, she's been winning a lot more, it's hard not to see her point. Ironically, she ended up once again becoming a face who's over with the fans because of how true she was to her new attitude and how far it took her as a result.
    • Did this again after turning against Charlotte Flair on the main roster in 2018, pointing out that she had earned her opportunity and was ready to ascend to become champion again and prove that she was her own woman, not Charlotte's plus-one, only for Charlotte to rip her grasp on the title out from under her like so many others have done over the past three years.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • The Knight Dynasty and Rebecca Knox beat little Leva Bates unconscious in between matches on SHIMMER volume 39.
    • At the 1000th episode of SmackDown, Becky told Edge to be careful while leaving the ring and "don’t hurt his neck again going through those ropes." This however failed to get Becky any heat due to her massive popularity and one of the few times a heel was not booed for their harsh comment.
  • Kick The Son Of A Bitch:
    • Anytime Becky beats up Charlotte Flair counts as one, considering Charlotte often gets away with the things she had done.
    • After Nia Jax broke her nose and bragged about it nonstop, Becky finally gets her revenge after meeting Nia backstage at TLC 2018 following Nia's loss against Ronda Rousey.
      Becky: Remember when you broke my face? [Clocks Nia in the face and hurls her against a crate.]
  • Leotard of Power: She wore one as her wrestling gear from 2018 to early 2019.
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: She started off her mixed tag team Extreme Rules match with Seth Rollins against Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans at Extreme Rules 2019 by kicking Evans in the ass while Evans was showing off the fact that she had "SETH" inscripted on the rear end of her trunks.
  • Made of Iron: This woman got punched in the face so hard she got a concussion and had to drop out of Survivor Series 2018, but she still got back up, beat Ronda Rousey up with a chair, and walked out through the stands under her own power. And she didn't stagger out, she swaggered out!
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She famously shrugs off a legitimately broken nose and concussion that happened on the spot just to finish the program she's part of.
  • Morality Pet: Was retroactively was one for PCB as a whole. Paige is an aloof loner and Charlotte has the Flair arrogance and swagger, but Becky was always portrayed as a pure babyface who just wants to hang out with her friends and kick ass. In fact the breakup only got bad when Paige insulted Becky and Charlotte was noticeably far more animated in defense of her than she was in defense of her title win, which was "the most important win of her career". Sadly, fans' growing resentment of Charlotte for being the initial star of the "revolution" due to Flair's influence and for Becky ostensibly acting as her sidekick ended up ruining that.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Her entrance theme is a recording of crowd chants during a hockey game.

  • No-Sell: During the SmackDown invasion of Raw led by her in the leadup to Survivor Series 2018 her face got legit smashed up by a careless punch from Nia Jax, breaking her nose, splattering blood across her face and arms, and giving her a concussion. Becky gave absolutely no fucks as she continued the destruction of the RAW women, including beating down Ronda Rousey with a chair, and swaggered out, taunting Ronda at the exit before departing. Unfortunately, the concussion ended up taking her out of Survivor Series, but this display of absolute badassery still got her more impossibly over than ever before.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: She started wearing corsets when she went to the main roster.
  • Official Couple: With Seth Rollins, confirmed as of May 13, 2019, after months of speculation.
  • Oireland: Hmm, red hair? Check. Lots of green? Check. Ceili music? Check, it's her entrance theme. Jig? You bet that's a check. Averted when she was retooled into a rocker, wearing flannel. All that remained was the red hair. She had done this type of gimmick for years on the indies however.
  • Older Hero Versus Younger Villain: As older hero feuds against Alexa Bliss and Carmella. As younger villain she's wrestle against Lita at Elimination Chamber (2022).
  • One of the Boys: Fitting with her masculine attitude, Becky is definitely this, both on and off screen. If any woman on the WWE roster is going to join the guys in being featured on a pirate/viking themed piece of marketing, star in a manly action movie or get involved in something like imitating a brash classic Stone Cold promo, then Becky Lynch is often the most likely to do it. She also frequently does workouts with the male wrestlers at the gym and then there are also scenes like this, fitting this trope to a T.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Even when using Rebecca Knox as her ring name, she still referred to herself as "Becky", and her first ring name was literally just Becky.
  • Parts Unknown: From the School of Hard Knox in her SHIMMER days.
  • Power Trio: With Paige and Charlotte. First generically called "Team Paige" after the team's main roster veteran, their first attempt at a real name was the "Submission Sorority"—only for it to be called out on its stiff wordiness and coincidental porn connections enough to be changed to "PCB" after each woman's first letter.
  • Precision F-Strike: Her promos have been known to have bits of colorful language (by PG standards) added into them sparingly; see This Is for Emphasis, Bitch! below.
  • Pregnant Badass: Worked (and won) her Wrestlemania 36 match against Shayna Baszler while pregnant (granted not knowing it at the time).
  • Progressively Prettier: An understated example considering the PG rating and Women's Evolution and all, but her ring outfits have gotten progressively more on the "sexy" side over time on the main roster. She's introduced shiny leotards, pantyhose, and vests resembling open dresses with slits in place of her steampunk set's earlier corsets with shorts and overcoats. This was somewhat reversed with the gimmick of "The Man", as she would alternate between the aforementioned elegant look and a more rough-and-tumble image consisting of "The Man" tank top and shorts depending on the match.
  • Pungeon Master: Follow her on Twitter. You have been warned. She's started incorporating this on-screen as of her main roster debut.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Rebecca returned to wrestling in 2011 as the manager of the Knight Dynasty (aka Saraya and Britani Knight, the latter of whom is now known as Paige). Since Becky debuted on NXT, many fans were calling for her and Paige to team up. This would finally come to fruition upon Becky's call-up to the main roster, as she and Charlotte joined Team Paige in the three-way war for control and change in the Divas divison.
  • Rage-Breaking Point: Finally hit hers at SummerSlam 2018 when she snapped and attacked Charlotte Flair after Charlotte took her out from behind to steal her victory for the SmackDown Women's Championship.
  • Red Baron: K-Nox, The Lass Kicker, The Man, Becky 2 Belts and Big Time Becks.
  • Redhead In Green: Initially when she debuted, as she had an Oireland gimmick. She does still sometimes wear some green on her steampunk gear, making this a downplayed trope. She also favours green eyeshadow from time to time.
  • Retired Badass: From 2006-2012.

  • Screaming Warrior: She's even had it out with MsChif, Knox being of noticeably higher pitch.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Even after repackaging as an antihero in her 2018 heel turn this is one of the qualities she retained. It's actually quite understandable that after being cheated out of the title for so long the very thought of losing it again terrifies her, so she tended to Rage Quit whenever Charlotte looked to be getting the upper hand. But even then, it's downplayed compared to most examples. Most of the time, she runs towards the fight, not away from it, and if she tries to walk off mid-match, it's usually the transition to an extended sequence that takes place away from the ring.
  • Series Mascot: She's been the face of the SmackDown women's division since the second Brand Extension in 2016. Two years later, toward the end of 2018, she became the de facto face of all of SmackDown, and just a few months after that arguably became the face of the entire WWE.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: After winning the 2019 Royal Rumble, Becky got into a confrontation with the McMahons and was suspended for refusing to see a doctor. A week later, after her knee was healed, she was then forced to apologize to Stephanie and Triple H for her recent behavior or her match with Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania would be canceled. Becky spent the entire night thinking about it and finally decided to swallow her pride and apologize to them. Unfortunately, Vince himself refused to accept her apology and suspended her until after WrestleMania and choose Charlotte Flair to replace her.
  • She Is the King: Starts referring to herself as "The Man" during her mega-push towards the end of 2018. After her return at Summer Slam 2021, she added "Big Time Becks" in addition to her now iconic moniker.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Post-SummerSlam 2018 Becky is unprecedentedly foulmouthed by PG Era WWE standards, routinely invoking This Is for Emphasis, Bitch! and showing a remarkable propensity for dropping the big F during times of duress or emotional celebration. She also uses a lot of swears on her social media as well, such as this lovely quote after being kicked out of her WrestleMania 35 Raw Women's Championship match which Seth Rollins had lampshaded on his Instagram:
    Becky: Complete and utter bullshit.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Becky's been getting into Twitter wars with Seth Rollins over who "The Man" in WWE really is. They're on entirely separate shows and of separate genders and thus have no way of fighting each other in PC WWE, but they keep going at it anyway. It makes their eventual romantic relationship infinitely funnier.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Though the "villainy" part only barely counts, since she became an Anti-Hero almost immediately and then underwent a proper Heel–Face Turn not too long after that, this trope has been a recurring part of Becky's character after her late-2018 repackaging. Emphasizing her rough, cocky demeanor, most seated interviews and spots where she's observing from ringside have Becky lazily lounging in her seat with her championship belt slung over one shoulder.
  • The Smart Girl: Wins a good deal of her matches with cunning and trickery rather than brute force or fighting spirit. She's also more technically adroit and more prone to using suplexes and submissions supported by extended limb work, which are traditional in wrestling as "smart" strategies.
  • Smug Smiler: 2018-and-onward Anti-Hero Becky is prone to cocky, self-assured grins.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She was quite literally the only female wrestler in Ireland when she started. There was another woman called Alex Breslin in Northern Ireland but Becky was the only female wrestler in the Republic.
  • The Starscream: Went from Sasha's lackey to Sasha's rival.
  • Steampunk: Switched to a Steampunk-inspired wardrobe & titantron at Unstoppable, complete with goggles in her entrance.
  • Stocking Filler: She's been wearing these since switching her wrestling gear to a leotard. Most of the time they're fishnets ala Black Canary, though at times they're the standard type.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • She and Sasha Banks were not friends. She said so repeatedly. Subverted, as she wasn't lying. Double Subverted as it's acknowledged that the Four Horsewomen have become Fire-Forged Friends through their battles over the title.
    • Comes up a few times in her promos, usually after a big loss.
    Becky: Well, it's not like I'm sitting at home curled up in the fetal position eating a pint of ice cream with a novelty spoon while watching 2 Broke Girls, no.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: During her Enemy Mine matches tagging with Charlotte in 2019. Both women made it pretty clear they had no interest in joining forces beyond necessity, i.e. fending off their mutual enemies Sasha Banks, Bayley and the Kabuki Warriors, and their long history of mutual violence and betrayal was not forgotten.
  • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: In an old "NXT Presentation Skills" promo, Becky claims there are two types of Divas.
    "There's me, then there's the Divas that want"
  • Third-Person Person: Likes calling herself "the champ" in promos ever since she started her second reign. Sure, Christian did the same in TNA, but he didn't also call himself "the man" to go with it.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: She has dropped these multiple times in the WWE without hesitation despite her rise to prominence occurring after the installation of its PG rating.
    • After Alexa Bliss put Becky into a table, their upcoming match in TLC 2016 was then made into a Tables Match. Becky then cuts this promo:
    Becky: I don't care what kind of match it is. Tables, ladders, chairs, stairs… If she wants it, she'll get it! Then I'll get my revenge on that little bitch!
    • Post-Summerslam 2018, after the betrayal, she became an edgy Anti-Hero, who has dropped this trope twice on Charlotte Flair:
      • A week after Summerslam, after Flair defended the SmackDown Women's Championship against Carmella, Lynch attacked Flair and cut this promo:
    Becky: When I get my way, come Hell in a Cell, I'm taking my title back.
    (Beat while the crowd cheers for Becky)
    You bitch!
    • Two days after Flair lost the SmackDown Women's Championship at Hell in a Cell 2018 to Lynch, she interrupts Becky's Championship Coronation, just to congratulate her, only for Becky to retaliate:
    Becky: I just want you to call me "queen"… bitch!
    • In the leadup to Survivor Series 2018, Becky unloaded two more of these on Ronda Rousey. First, when hyping up their Champion vs. Champion match:
    Becky: You may be the baddest bitch on the planet, Ronnie, but at Survivor Series, I'm gonna make you mine.
    • And again after being pulled from the match on account of a concussion:
    Becky: You're not the baddest bitch on the planet. You're the luckiest.
  • Token Good Teammate:
    • She made her return to wrestling on the heel side of a six person tag match, but wrestled cleanly and turned face immediately afterwards.
    • Out of the Four Horsewomen, she is the only one who isn't an outright heel even when she is one. Whereas the other three act as a stereotypical heel (arrogant, cowardly in the face of an opponent, denying challengers a championship match, and typical Kick the Dog moments), Becky instead portrays as a Blood Knight Challenge Seeker who wants to see a different opponent instead of the same one every time. While she acts as a typical heel when she is Big Time Becks, it is portrayed more as an Affably Evil. As seen during her feud with Liv Morgan, she bad mouths her every time but instead of being treated as an insult, it serves as a flame for Liv and to see whether or not she can be a Worthy Opponent for Becky.
  • Tomboy: Anyone who calls herself "The Man" and is considered a female version of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin must be a huge tomboy. Even before her heel turn, her moshpit rocker and steampunk personas didn't exactly leave room for girly things, and Becky was always the "lass kicker" who just enjoyed fighting and wasn't bothered about looking glamorous in front of the camera.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • The tomboy to Charlotte Flair's girly girl. The two are "The Man" and "The Queen" respectively. While Charlotte is big and tall, both women are muscular and Becky has the more tomboyish personality. Since her 2018 heel turn, Becky has been compared to Steve Austin, with a rough and edgy attitude (even before the heel turn, Becky once did a re-enactment of Stone Cold's famous King of the Ring speech along with fellow male superstars) and wears shirts, dark pants and jeans. Even before her heel turn, Becky was always the "lass kicker" who just enjoyed to fight and wasn't bothered about looking glamorous in front of the camera. Charlotte, especially when heel, has an Alpha Bitch type of personality and often wears attires which sparkle and shine, coming off as a female socialite version of her father Ric Flair.
    • The tomboy to Lacey Evans' girly girl in their feud after WrestleMania 35. The two are "The Man" and "The Lady" respectively. With Becky's aggressive persona looking to be groundbreaking in the women's division and Lacey's Alpha Bitch persona that appears to be a throwback to The '40s and '50s, they couldn't foil each other better if they tried. Even better is how this dynamic is fully lampshaded between the two, with Lacey arguing that her mission is to bring "class" back to the women's division that Becky is ruining by being a bad example for young girls, and even making barbs about Becky being a "typical man". Even their attire choices for non-wrestling appearances highlight this dynamic, as Becky's still ready for a fight even when she doesn't have a match while Lacey's non-wrestling appearances usually include high heels.
    • After spending most of her year long title reign fighting more feminine rivals (Lacey Evans, Natalya and Sasha Banks), she finally ran into an inversion against Shayna Baszler, who is more or less her equal in tomboyishness. While Becky may be the "Man" and Shayna the "Queen" (of Spades), Shayna's appearance and thuggish attitude make her seem anything but feminine. Both have generally masculine wardrobes albeit with slightly feminine touches (they both wear strongly visible make-up and the occassional sparkly bit of clothing on their wrestling attires). Both are incredibly butch, violent, in-your-face rough women and their rivalry, between all the promo threats, sneak attacks, brawls, and even a bitten ear, has essentially came across as a testosterone battle.
  • Trademark Favourite Food:
    • Around early 2018, her affinity for quinoa struck out with its own online following.
    • According to the Man herself, her favorite meal after a match is cereal with a protein shake in place of milk.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has sharp upward angled eyes to go with her Boisterous Bruiser persona.
  • The Unchosen One: Many times it was mentioned that prior to the SummerSlam 2018, Becky was a nobody even during her time on NXT and unlike the other Horsewomen, she was often at the short end of the stick. It is by sheer determination and hard work, strong fan support, a change in her gimmick and challenging WWE's handpicked favorites that forced WWE to not only acknowledge her but to also change the direction of the story. This change can be seen in her WrestleManias 34 and 35 matches, she was in the pre-show in the former and the main event in the latter.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Becky does a lot of rolls to reposition herself around the ring. Where most wrestlers would run the ropes, Becky instead just does a forward somersault. Justified somewhat by her being a tactically-minded grappler that wants more control over her movementnote .
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: On October 28, 2018, she defeated Charlotte Flair in WWE's first ever Last Woman Standing match. The very first thing Becky did on the following episode of SmackDown Live was walk to the ring with a shit-eating grin and open up the segment with two words:
    Becky: I won.
  • Use Your Head: She started by using double headbutts with her fellow PCB member Paige. In the following years she would begin using them more frequently even in her single matches.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Sasha Banks on NXT, all the while warning that they weren't friends and eventually making moves on the title herself much to Sasha's chagrin.
  • Villainous Valor: Even as a heel, Becky will stop at literally nothing to win. Even when the odds are against her, she'll fight to her last reserves of strength and still just keep going. Easily the most famed and beloved example of this, as of this writing, was her Last Woman Standing title defense against Charlotte Flair at WWE Evolution, where absolutely nothing Charlotte did to her was enough to put Becky away. Even in 2021, wherein a more long-term Face–Heel Turn positioned her as a moral coward whose only real concern was withholding a championship, Becky still wrestled like a valorous hero in her second match against Bianca Belair, going blow for blow with her and never cheating a single time.
  • Visual Pun: Will often post Vines where she has an object to go with whatever statement she's making (for example holding up a ring to go along with 'ringside').
  • Warrior Poet: Aside from her wrestling career, she has a major in acting and has done theater arts and even some film acting (if in WWE's own productions).
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Bayley. As of Bayley's NXT Women's Championship win, they seem to be cool again. On the main roster, she's suffered this with both Paige, and then Charlotte, and then again with Natalya.
  • Wham Line: On the May 11th, 2020 episode of Raw, shortly after revealing that the winner of the women's Money in the Bank ladder match (Asuka) would not be getting an opportunity to win the Raw Women's Championship but the actual championship itself (which was "wham" enough), she immediately topped herself with her explanation why:
    Becky: You are the champion. Now, as happy as you are to be the champion, I might be a little bit happier. So, you go and be a warrior, 'cuz I'm gonna a mother.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Some fans have had this reaction to her accent — mostly those used to the Oireland way of speaking. Becky has a very typical higher-class Dublin accent, which does often sound like a hybrid of Irish and American pronunciations. Additionally, she did live in America and Canada for a while, which is bound to distort the voice.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Though a recurring element whenever Becky and Charlotte feuded, as of 2021, the two are also no longer friends in real life due to personal issues.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Her ring gear for much of 2019 is black with yellow stripes on the side, which is the inverted version of the Bride's jumpsuit from Kill Bill.
  • Wild Card: Due to how incredibly relatable she's become as a character for her motivations and ordeals, and subsequently the fans' utter refusal to ever boo her for the sake of the company's handpicked favorites, Becky's late 2018 run as "The Man", which was intended to be a straight heel turn, has her instead playing a very interesting position where she essentially acts like a face but fights like a heel.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • After winning her return match, she acknowledged one of her opponents Lucy Lasso as such. Her partner Katey Harvey didn't agree, leading to an immediate Heel–Face Turn from Becky — and eventual mixed tag match against Katey.
    • After a concussion took her out of the Survivor Series 2018 match against Ronda Rousey, she chose her replacement from SmackDown's top female wrestlers. Looking them all over, she quietly said "You" to Charlotte (whom she'd beaten in a Last Woman Standing match barely two weeks before), told her to beat Ronda and make her tap out the way Becky was going to, shook her hand, and then gave her a hug. Averted a few weeks later when their feud continued as Becky didn't consider Charlotte worthy over her title since she was given the opportunity to compete against her instead of earning it.
    • During a backstage interview on November 27, 2018 episode of SmackDown, she considered Asuka worthy for her title because unlike Charlotte who was given opportunity after opportunity without even winning a match, Asuka earned her rights by winning a Battle Royal. Accordingly, despite Asuka's victory meaning the loss of her title, the otherwise notoriously savage Becky tweeted a single word to Asuka in Japanese following the latter's victory at TLC 2018: "Congratulations." Furthermore, when she admitted that she'd be relinquishing her Raw Women's Championship to whoever won the women's ladder match of Money in the Bank 2020, Becky stated that she was extremely happy Asuka was getting it, calling her not only her strongest opponent but the best wrestler in the world.
    • She had this relationship with Bayley for a long time:
      • It took a while, but she eventually acknowledged Bayley as such after the latter defeated her to become the #1 contender for the NXT Women's Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn.
      • A few years later, Bayley, like Asuka, earns the full respect of Becky after she cashed in her Money in the Bank contract to win the SmackDown Women's Championship belt from Charlotte after Charlotte cheated to take it off Becky herself, even though Becky doesn't keep it a secret that she will one day try to take her title back from her.
    • After losing to Bianca Belair in their rubber match for the Raw Women's Championship match at SummerSlam 2022, Lynch would gain enough respect for Belair to not only shake her hand post-match, but also stand at her side to confront Bayley and her new group Damage CTRL.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Rebecca Knox pulled one on Allison Danger that likely made fellow Irishman Finlay proud.
  • Yes-Man: Was this to Sweet Saraya Knight as her and Britani's manager due to being deathly afraid of her.
  • You Are What You Hate: A day after TLC 2019, Becky realizes the downside of being the top girl of the company. Now that she is WWE's new golden girl, the system that once prevented her from winning a title is now "protecting" her from losing it by putting her in the tag team division and not letting her defend her Raw Women's Championship for two months. Not wanting to be a Creator's Pet like those she lashed out for a year, Becky challenged the only person on the roster who she had yet to beat: Asuka.
  • You Go, Girl!: As mentioned above, she was the only woman wrestler in Ireland. So she trained with men and acquired a brown belt in submission wrestling through working with them. And naturally she had many intergender matches.

Alternative Title(s): Rebecca Knox