WWE's Becky Lynch, worth $4 million, names Asuka the New Raw Women's Champion after dropping pregnancy news
Stating that she 'has to go away for a while', Lynch spoke to the WWE management and decided that the winner of the Money in the Bank should be named the new Raw Women's Champion
WWE superstar and "The Man" Becky Lynch did not fight during the Money in the Bank match and instead used the platform to announce her pregnancy.
On Monday (May 11) night's Raw, Lynch announced, "Tonight is no ordinary night for me. I’m torn between joy and sadness. I'm at a place in my life where things are about to change and I need to do something about it."
Stating that she "has to go away for a while", Lynch spoke to the WWE management and decided that the winner of the Money in the Bank should be named the new Raw Women's Champion as well.
And the title was awarded to The Empress of Tomorrow Asuka. Lynch said to her, "You go and be a warrior because I'm going to go be a mother."
Lynch made history in WWE in 2019 by winning the Royal Rumble, being a part of the first-ever women's main event at WrestleMania and "Becky 2 Belts" from Metlife Stadium.
The former Raw Women's Champion who has been pivotal in gathering a huge viewership for WWE was in the news recently for expressing her opinion on wanting to be paid more.
Although it is hard to find the official WWE salaries, Lunch is reportedly worth $4 million. However, that's lesser than what her male counterparts make annually, according to Forbes.
Lynch herself told in an interview earlier this year that she deserves to be paid more for her contribution towards WWE.
She said, "I love that we are giving energy to that when I went out there at Royal Rumble and the crowd went mad. I had the best match of the night and the crowd went mad ... No matter whether I've been given two minutes or 10 minutes, I evoke interest. I get people invested."
"No matter who my opponent is or what my story is, I have been on top longer than maybe anybody else in the last decade — maybe beyond that. To have somebody who sits on the sidelines talk about me like that, that's fine. I'm like the stock market, sometimes I'm up and sometimes I'm down, but I am always money," Lynch added.
She further established that she should be "making more in that whole company, everybody — Vince McMahon included." Lynch believed that "If you are keeping people interested, then you deserve to be paid at a level higher than anybody else."
Lynch is expecting her first baby with Seth Rollins, who she is currently engaged to. The WWE superstars had to bring their wedding plans to a halt due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.