Becky Lynch: The Man

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Author: Rebecca Quin

Category: Biography & True Stories

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9781408732342

RRP: $59.99


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By age seven, Rebecca Quin, now known in the ring as Becky Lynch, was already defying what the world expected of her.

Raised in Dublin, Ireland in a devoutly Catholic family, Rebecca constantly invented new ways to make her mother worry – roughhousing with the neighbourhood kids, getting older and hosting secret parties while her parents were away, enrolling in a warehouse wrestling school, nearly breaking her neck and almost kneecapping a WWE star before her own wrestling career even began – and she was always in search of a thrilling escape from the ordinary.

Rebecca’s deep love of wrestling as a child set her on an unlikely path. With few female athletes to look to for guidance, Rebecca pursued a wrestling career hoping to change the culture and move away from the antiquated disrespect so often shown directed at the elite female athletes that grace the ring. Even as a teenager, she knew that she would stop at nothing to earn a space among the greatest wrestlers of our time, and to pave a new path for female fighters.

Culled from decades of journal entries, Rebecca’s memoir offers a raw, personal, and honest depiction of the complex woman behind the character Rebecca Quin plays on TV, and a fascinating insight into the world of professional wrestling.

Irish-born wrestler Rebecca Quin, who uses the ring name Becky Lynch, has become one of the most widely known names in all of WWE over the past few years. Initially working in Ireland, and occasionally teaming with her brother, she soon began wrestling across Europe and North America on the independent circuit for various promotions. She signed a contract with WWE in 2013, assigned to the developmental territory at NXT. Following her push to WWE’s main roster, she became the inaugural SmackDown Women’s Champion at Backlash 2016 and has held the title four times. In 2018, Lynch transitioned to a more aggressive character starting at SummerSlam, when she attacked Charlotte Flair, presenting herself as an unfairly treated underdog and dubbing herself “The Man”, resulting in a large increase in her popularity. In 2019, she won a Royal Rumble match, and at WrestleMania 35 won both the Raw Women’s Championship and SmackDown Women’s Championship, making her the first woman to hold both titles simultaneously and a four-time WWE women’s champion. With her WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship win in 2023, she became WWE’s Sixth Women’s Triple Crown Champion.

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