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"BECKY! BECKY! BECKY!"
The average WWE crowd. Get used to hearing this.
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Rebecca "Becky" Quin (born 30 January 1987) is an Irish professional wrestler known primarily by both forms of her first name, each used within one of her most prominent times in her wrestling career.

Starting out in November 2002 after five months of training in Fergal Devitt and Paul Tracey's then-newly opened wrestling school, she began working in Ireland as Rebecca Knox. Initially she worked in Ireland 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 United States. She became the first ever NWA ECCW SuperGirls Champion in Canada in 2005 as well as a one-time Queens of Chaos Champion in France in 2006. Unfortunately, in 2006 she also suffered a cut above her eye in a match in Germany which would have severe repercussions to the point of cutting her career short, canceling most bookings and eventually leaving wrestling in 2008.

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In 2011 she would get back in the game as a manager for former rival Sweet Saraya and her daughter Britani Knight in SHIMMER. She would get back in the ring herself a year later in 2012, and in 2013 she signed with WWE and became Becky Lynch. Her initial happy-go-lucky Irish-jigging babyface gimmick was not well-received, leading to a retool into a rocker persona that was less stereotypical and truer to herself, as well as a Face–Heel Turn in which she slowly ascended from a sidekick to a legitimate contender in the NXT Women's division. Ironically, her rise through the ranks led to a face turn for the retooled character which saw her compete especially for the Women's title and eventually make her way to the main roster as part of a team including her longtime friend Paige.

Lynch is a three-time SmackDown Women's Champion in addition to being the inaugural one, a one-time RAW Women's Champion, the second ever Women's Royal Rumble winner, and the victor of the first ever women's WrestleMania main event.

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You can read up more about Becky's career on The Other Wiki here.


"I'm Becky Tropin' Lynch! That's who I think I am!":

  • Aborted Arc:
  • The Ace: How else would you describe someone who's a champion on both of WWE's major shows at the same time and the most popular person on both of them?
  • Actually Pretty Funny:
  • Adorkable: Her main roster character pre-summer 2018, as well as her actual personality overall. Becky is a goofball for puns, and generally seen with a bright air of energy towards her compared to the more serious other women superstars within the division. But she can just as easily do a 180 back into a serious competitor who will rip your arm off to get a victory.
    • Even as The Man, she still has her moments. Take this exchange on SmackDown, after she'd won both titles...
    Audience: "Becky 2 Belts! Becky 2 Belts!"
    Becky: "That's me!"
  • 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.
  • 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 like a stereotype.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Bayley in NXT. Sasha Banks is somewhat becoming 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 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 the 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 Championship with Carmella, Ronda Rousey and Asuka getting involved and continued even in 2019. As of now, Becky had defeated Charlotte in single matches more with the current score of 6-5-1.
    • She probably hated James Ellsworth more than any other women on the SmackDown women's division. Ellsworth had been a thorn in Becky's side for months, 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 a 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 become 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 title, and a stipulation was added that the winner at WM would take home both belts.
  • 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.
  • Badass Boast: After attacking Charlotte in retribution for her betrayal, Becky gave 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.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn:
    • Beauty? Well look at a picture. 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 — as noted under The Smart Girl below. 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.
  • 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-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.
  • 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.
  • 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 a beloved babyface nicknamed "The Man" beating a heel champion who'd also been a big success in MMA.
  • 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.
  • Bring It: When several people challenged her for the SmackDown Women's Championship, Becky told them to line up and that she will 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: Has 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.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Well, what were you excepting from a wrestler who is basically being compared to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin ?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Corpsing:
    • When The Miz compares the break-up of PCB to that of One Direction, Becky can be seen smiling and chuckling to herself. Likely doubles as Actually Pretty Funny.
    • Tried valiantly to keep it together during a post Mixed Match Challenge interview with Sami Zayn, throughout a hilarious diatribe about how the WWE Universe wasn't snapping enough to support their team. He goes on to blame the birthday cake - "local Philly bakery, too heavy" - for their loss, and Becky just loses it. She does turn it into fake crying, to her credit, but it's a pretty funny corpse.
    • During a React "Try To Watch This Without Laughing Or Grinning" episode featuring her, Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, and Mickie James, Becky was the only one who went in while in her on-screen character. She's one of the three (the other two being Bliss and Fox) to fail on the very first challenge, and was the second one (after Bliss) to do so. She placed 2nd overall (Mickie won).
  • 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). The woman herself may be aware of these comparisons as she once busted out a Scorpion Death Drop during a match against Dana Brooke. Pretty much confirmed. In an episode of Ride Along, Ric tells 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-generation wrestler pushed by Vince McMahon (Charlotte Flair for Becky, The Rock for Austin at XV)
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: A central catalyst to her Face–Heel Turn in 2018.
  • 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: 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.
  • Enemy Mine: With Sasha Banks on the main roster as she sort of helps the latter against her former teammates Team B.A.D.
  • 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 Bare Your 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 wrestler in WWE 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. On the main-roster she stands out in PCB, with The Stoic Charlotte and Deadpan Snarker Paige as her teammates, her manic gleefullness pops even more.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • She said in a promo before facing Alicia Fox "The B of PCB can be a real Bnote  when she wants to."
    • On "Talking Smack" she ended a promo with Alexa Bliss by telling her "See you next Tuesday" which has always been a PG-rated way of sneaking in Country Matters.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: During her Steampunk gimmick, and 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 Decorations: A pair of goggles of all things.
  • Hair Flip: It goes with the head banging.
  • 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.
  • 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 Multicolored 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 Wrestle Mania 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:
    おめでとう
    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 ofSmackDown, Becky tells Edge to be careful while leaving the ring and "don’t hurt his neck again going through those ropes."
  • 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's wearing one as her wrestling gear since 2018.
  • 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: Her feuds against Alexa Bliss and Carmella.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Even when using Rebecca Knox as her ring name, she still referred to herself as "Becky". 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.
  • 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, and now Becky 2 Belts.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Post-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 Wrestle Mania 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.
  • Spiritual Successor: She's already drawing Lita comparisons.
    • Her second SmackDown Women's title reign in 2018 was fairly similar to the one that AJ Styles went on with the WWE Championship just a couple years prior. Just like Styles, Becky played a cocky kind of heel, but not in the way most WWE heels are, and the crowd absolutely couldn't get enough of her to the point that even the most popular faces had trouble getting any cheers against her.
    • Of course, there's also the prevailing comparison: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Like Austin, Becky is an aggressive, foulmouthed Anti-Hero with virtually unparalleled charisma and godlike popularity with wrestling fans, and all attempts to turn her into a proper heel have been met with overwhelming scorn and subsequently fallen flat. The fact that Austin himself is a fan of Becky's and has praised her on numerous occasions has only fueled the parallels.
  • 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.
  • 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 its infamous 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 congratulare 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 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.
  • Tomboy: Anyone who calls herself "The Man" and is considered a female version of Stone Cold Steve Austin must be a huge tomboy.
  • 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. Charlotte, especially when heel, has an Alpha Bitch type of personality and often wears attires which sparkle and shine. 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.
    • A much greater example of this trope came into play post Wrestlemania 35, where "The Man" entered a feud with "The Lady" Lacey Evans who fights in high heels.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Quinoa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: A few fans have this reaction — 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.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears one as part of her wrestling gear during her Steampunk phase.
  • 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.
    • It took a while but she eventually acknowledged Bayley as such after the latter defeated her to become the #1 contender.
    • 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 previous), 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.
    • During a backstage interview on 27/11/2018 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."
  • 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 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.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She's been wearing thigh high boots that's between Grades B and C since her Steampunk gimmick.

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