The Rattlesnake Steve Austin appeared on Sirius XM’s Fight Nation with Miesha Tate and Ryan McKinnell to talk about Becky Lynch and her current run with “The Man” gimmick in WWE. Austin reveals that he loves everything he’s seen from Lynch, and admits that she reminds him a lot of himself.
She does remind me a lot of myself cause I mean if you line up that women’s roster…and you said ‘hey, I want you pick my next break out superstar’ I don’t think you’re gonna pick out Becky Lynch and I damn sure know you wouldn’t have picked me out of a line-up. So nonetheless, she has willed herself, she has worked her ass off and studied the game and come around and she’s been, got the hot, she’s been cooled off then she’s got a little attitude behind her, just got ticked off and said ‘hey man, I’m gonna be a star.’ And Vince McMahon wants everybody there to be a star. He’s gonna set you up and give you opportunities. She made the most of those opportunities and when they tried to slam a door on her, she kicked the door down and just burst right through it.
Austin goes on.
So I love what she’s done, I love what she’s doing, I like her swagger and she is the hottest thing going right now and she’s not a person that’s dwelling on ‘this is going to be the most athletic match in the world.’ She’s a great worker in the ring, but it’s character driven. “The Man.”…I love that gimmick. If you’re a chick or young lady and you’re calling yourself “The Man” just like Ric Flair used to do …“to be the man you gotta beat the man” this is a whole different entity and the way Becky presents it and obviously she’s a female, I think it’s an awesome gimmick and it’s money.
Check out the clip below, or find the full interview here.
“It’s an awesome gimmick and it’s money”
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) February 14, 2019
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) February 14, 2019