They had a prominent Twitter exchange that got some wrestling fans salivating and others steaming, but it turns out two of Ireland’s biggest combat sports entertainers have never met. This despite the fact both UFC’s Conor McGregor and WWE’s Becky Lynch have trained at John Kavanagh’s Straight Blast Gym (SBG) International.
As Lynch told Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show earlier today (Dec. 10), that’s because they were at different SBG facilities. But in brainstrorming a way for The Man to main event a show at Dublin’s Croke Park, Becky figures she can help Conor achieve his dream of headlining that stadium:
“I could bring him along. I could show him a thing or two - myself & Conor vs. Ronnie & Kurt Angle or something.”
But while that could be fun, and might give her an opportunity to show off the “big” new move she plans to spend her Christmas Break working with Coach Kavanagh on, those are only side projects. The Man only has one big goal in mind - main eventing WrestleMania 35 with a match against Ronda Rousey:
“That’s my goal. That’s all I can think about. That’s all I want. I’m living it right now. It’s what I wake up thinking about. It’s what I go to bed thinking about. If I had a vision board, that would be on my vision board. But I think that the possibility is, I think it’s right there, right?”
Becky was extremely complimentary of Rousey’s pro wrestling, saying she’s doing “amazingly well - she’s taken to this like a duck to water”. But she still had plenty of trash talk for the woman she calls Ronnie - including calling her an illegitimate champ until they face off. Which is why the demand is there, and why The Man says...
“It doesn’t matter what the gender is, or if it’s for an evolution or whatever. People care about this fight. It’s the one that people will care about the most. So it should be the main event.”
You can watch Lynch’s entire conversation with Helwani below (it’s even cued up to Becky’s appearance for you). Overall, while wrestling fans have heard a lot of what they cover before, it’s still interesting to see her talk the talk on a different stage.
And if this was an interview for being a face of WWE to other fandoms and under brighter spotlights, I’d say she killed it.
What do you think?