Former WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Champion Becky Lynch spoke with Between 2 Bells on a number of topics, including WWE’s brand split. Here are some of the highlights:
On competition between Raw and SmackDown Women’s Divisions:
“Oh absolutely and there always is. You know there always is and there always has been and I think that’s what’s been the driving force especially the 4 horsewomen, but this whole movement. Everybody wants to be… better. Everybody wants to have the best match and that’s the same thing w/ Raw and Smackdown… We’re all the same company, but it’s that little imaginary competition of ‘Yeah, well we’re going to be the better show.’ We will be the better show and we are the better show. That’s always been a big thing and in such a good way because you seem them and say ‘Oh man. That was such a good match.’ I’m so happy for them. I want to have a better match.”
On enjoying SmackDown’s atmosphere:
“You know what I find with Smackdown and this is why I love it. It’s the best atmosphere to be in. It’s like you’re always gonna’ be stressed during a PPV because you want to be the best and you want to put on a great show, but it’s a different kind of energy. It’s a very supportive locker room and I just find that with that there is more of a freedom to go out there and try things and just be open. I think that helps when you’re in any sort of creative industry. To be able to feel free and a little bit less uptight and less stressed. That’s how I feel on Smackdown specific, and I can only speak for myself, PPVs, shows, and everything. It’s just a little more free and a little less uptight. It’s just such a great creative atmosphere. Everybody’s rooting for each other and everybody wants everybody to do well and everybody’s looking out for each other. It’s just always good crack, always good banter and I think that’s why Smackdown’s doing so well. It’s such a great atmosphere. Backstage people are having fun. Everybody’s happy to be there and I think that translates. Everybody wants everybody to do well and I think that’s what works and I think that in wrestling and in every other walk of life is what makes things successful. Not to be super cheesy, but teamwork makes the dream work.”
Lynch also discussed the brand split and more. You can hear the full interview here.