From Mom to Champion: How Becky Lynch Got Into Shape for WWE Return After Pregnancy

Published 08/23/2021, 10:43 AM EDT


Becky Lynch returned to WWE SummerSlam 2021 after taking a long break from the ring to embrace motherhood.

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Now, it’s not new that motherhood has a tremendous impact on the woman’s mind and her body. The body goes through several changes and the effort required to hit the gym to return to the pre-pregnancy physique becomes double.

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)

However, The Man returned to the ring in great shape. So, the question remains – how did Becky Lynch do this?

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Well, first, she returned to the gym as early as she could, even though she did not return to the ring immediately. In fact, one of the gyms she works out at, Dead Boys Fitness, posted a photograph of her working out. This was quite a while after she had given birth, but looked in great shape. This is evidence that she had already begun working out much before the post.

She used a distinct combination of exercises to ensure she reached her ideal physique prior to a WWE return.

However, she stuck to both dumbbells and barbells, and included significant power-lifting in her workouts to nudge her muscle memory, and quickly increase her strength to prepare for her in-ring return!

Additionally, she trained with her husband, WWE superstar Seth Rollins, at Black and Brave Academy. It’s a professional wrestling academy, and Rollins himself is a coach there. Therefore, she had immense in-ring training with Rollins before she returned to the ring officially.

The time at the gyms coupled with proper diet helped The Man prepare for the return.

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Becky Lynch is the new SmackDown Women’s Champion

The former champion, Bianca Belair, was supposed to take on Sasha Banks. But when she couldn’t be present for the match, Carmella replaced her. Unfortunately, for The Most Beautiful Woman in All of WWE, Lynch made her return!

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The Man entered the ring and ensured to take Camella out. After that, she asked Belair if she wanted to bring the roof down with a match between The EST of WWE and The Man, and Belair accepted.

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Becky Lynch pinned Bianca Belair in under a minute and became the WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion.

However, Lynch squashing Belair did not sit well with former superstars and fans. They took to social media to express their displeasure.

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What did you think of Becky Lynch’s return? 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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