Becky Lynch Denounces AEW as a Competition to WWE

Published 11/20/2021, 8:00 AM EST


AEW has divided wrestling fans into two groups. One half supports Vince McMahon’s WWE and the other half supports Tony Khans’ AEW. Chiefly, wrestling superstars like Becky Lynch have shared their candid views on the new rivalry between wrestling promotions.

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The reigning WWE SmackDown Women’s champion, Becky Lynch, thinks that AEW is a great alternative and makes things exciting because it gives options to the fans and the wrestlers themselves.

For a meaningful period of time, AEW and WWE have been competing among themselves and the fans these days are really rooting for this ‘rivalry’ that has taken place between the North American pro-wrestling giants.

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‘Big Time Becks’ recently appeared in an interview with the renowned journalist, Ariel Helwani, on the ‘MMA Hour’ show, where she discussed her bitter rival Charlotte Flair and gave her honest thoughts on AEW.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 05: WWE Superstar Becky Lynch Celebrate’s WrestleMania 35 at The Empire State Building on April 05, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

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Becky Lynch considers AEW as an “alternative”

Speaking on the interview, ‘The Man’ addressed the fact that AEW is producing content that gives the fans a chance to watch some other wrestlers and some other storylines.

“Competition is great. And it’s great for the creative, because I think it drives everybody. I think Vince works incredibly well when he’s pushed by competition. And I think I think for the stars, it gives options. If, look, if you don’t like if you don’t like vanilla, you can go with chocolate. If you don’t like you know, strawberry, you go with butterscotch, you know. So it’s there’s, there’s there’s options for everyone for fans, for wrestlers. And? And yeah, it’s great.”

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However, Lynch bluntly denied that AEW is a competition and labeled Tony Khan’s promotion as a mere “alternative” for the wrestlers and the fans.

Becky added, “I consider them an alternative. Okay, I think that’s the best way to put it. I consider them the alternative. They’re there. They’re just different. Their product is different than our product.”

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Lately, certain WWE wrestlers are talking about AEW as a healthy competitor and think that something might happen between AEW and WWE.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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