Becky Lynch has taken to social media to provide further clarification on her recent WWE Backstage comments regarding the term “women’s” in WWE.
While on WWE Backstage, The Man made it clear that she doesn’t believe in gender specificity, stating that to truly get in an equal place WWE should eliminate the term “women’s” from the company.
For clarification, this is what she had to say (H/T to Fightful.com for the transcript):
“The best thing for the women’s division right now is we eliminate the term ‘women’s.’ It’s now starting to hold us back. We’re now going, ‘this is the women’s segment. this is the women’s thing.’ Why do we need that division? We need people, we need characters, we need people looking for the main event spot. Not the top women’s spot. The top spot. What are people doing to be the main event, to be on the covers of the video games, the cereal boxes, whatever it is? [Gender] shouldn’t be an issue at this point. We’re past making history. We’ve made all the history. Sure, of course, there’s always going to be more history to be made, but that’s out of the equation now. Let’s normalize it,” she said.
Yesterday it was reported that WWE is already taking that step as the NXT Women’s Championship is now going to be known as the NXT Championship moving forward. This obviously led to many fans instantly pointing out that Lynch had made an immediate change for the company.
Becky Lynch then took to Twitter to clarify her statement, adding that she wasn’t advocating for any changes in title names, but rather an equal volume of opportunities regardless of gender.
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) January 23, 2020