From Becky Lynch to Finn Balor, Every Irish Champion in WWE History

Published 03/18/2021, 8:24 AM EDT


WWE celebrated the Irish Superstars on St. Patrick’s Day with an appreciation post.

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The Superstars featured are Becky Lynch, Sheamus, and Finn Balor. Apart from them, some other Superstars working with WWE who hail from Ireland are Jordan Devlin, Killian Dain, and Finlay.

An interesting name on the list of individuals who have an Irish heritage is Vince McMahon. Even though he was born in Ireland, his grandfather, Roderick, was an Irish immigrant. Therefore, his family has passed down the Irish heritage through the generations.

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In fact, the name Hulk Hogan came to exist because Vince McMahon Sr. wanted to pay tribute to his Irish heritage.

What is Becky Lynch doing at the moment?

Becky Lynch is currently on leave from WWE. She took a break from the ring when she became pregnant. She gave birth to her daughter during December 2020, and hasn’t confirmed when she will return to the ring.

Prior to Royal Rumble 2021, she posted a picture which teased her return, but unfortunately; she didn’t make an appearance.

What is Sheamus doing at the moment?

Sheamus is currently in a storyline with Drew McIntyre. He has been locking horns with the former WWE Champion for a while now.

While he wanted to secure the championship, it was Bobby Lashley who finally took over the title.

Now, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus will be battling at WWE Fastlane 2021.

What is Finn Balor doing at the moment?

Finn Balor is in an interesting storyline with former NXT Champion Karrion Kross.

At the NXT episode: March 17th, 2021, Balor challenged Kross for NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver. While Balor claimed he would squash Kross, the former champion claimed Balor would choke.

Apart from this, Finn Balor and Karrion Kross battled current NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch after the tag team champions interrupted their segment.

In fact, it was Scarlet who provoked the Superstars to battle after Lorcan and Burch claimed the only Superstar who should face the NXT Champion was Pete Dunne.

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This situation is like what’s happening at WWE SmackDown, where Sasha Banks will defend her title against Bianca Belair at WrestleMania but will also be tag team partners with her to take on Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler at Fastlane.

It’s possible WWE is trying to come up with a new angle where Superstars are both friends and foes during the same time.

Do you think this will help engage the audience differently? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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