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Becky Lynch Comments On Suffering From Depression After She Left Wrestling

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 20, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR

On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 21: Unforgiven’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Long Island Street Fight: Faarooq vs. Kama Mustafa

2. Dan Severn vs. Mosh

3. Bradshaw vs. TAFKA Goldust

4. Terry Funk & Too Cold Scorpio vs. The New Midnight Express

5. D-Generation X vs. LOD 2000 & Owen Hart

6. Dude Love vs. Steve Blackman

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• Becky Lynch Comments On Battling Depression After She Left Wrestling

During a recent interview with PEOPLE, RAW & SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch talked about battling depression, calling herself “The Man” and more.

Below are the highlights:

On suffering from depression after she left wrestling for a while:

“When I stepped away from it I just, I suffered from depression and always felt like I turned my back on this thing that I loved and this thing that has given me a purpose. I always felt like there was a part of me would fix it, and that part of me was this.

I’m really grateful for those years. At the time it was hard to see where it was going to go. Looking back I’m so grateful because I wouldn’t be where I am without having stepped away. And I also, want to have the appreciation that I do without it.”

On calling herself ‘The Man’ in WWE:

“When we look at different sports, we look at this in the industry here, any industry, you need a top person, the person of exceptional ability who is usually referred to as ‘The Man’.

They’re the man, and up until now, the man has usually been a man. But when I rolled up, when I took that top spot, when I said, ‘I’m the top dog, I’m the top star, I’m the face of this company,’ I am now ‘The Man,’ and that’s how it came about.”

On holding both the Women’s Titles in WWE:

“Now I have two giant targets on my back, and I know that everybody’s going to be trying to take me down and pay your due. The goal now is to make these titles the most talked about ones in all of WWE.

It’s to make these [Women’s titles] the most relevant titles in all of WWE. So that’s double duty, and it’s one thing to get to the mountain top, but it’s a whole another thing to stay there. And now I’m going to have a lot of people trying to knock me off.”

        
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