This year I have not been a huge fan of WWE, as you may be able to tell by my previous articles. But one of the few things I've enjoyed about it this year has been Becky "The Man" Lynch. Becky Lynch's real name is Rebecca Knox, and she signed with WWE in 2013. Since then she has won multiple titles and currently holds the Smackdown Women's title.
Lynch has always been popular with fans due to her in-ring skill and likability. But what made her so popular this year was when her character was modified to become more cocky and aggressive, leading to moments like this:
The ring isn't the only place Becky entertains fans. Her social media presence is just as entertaining. She remains in character and engages in banter with others.
What really cemented the new and improved Becky Lynch as the best thing WWE has going is her adopting the nickname of "The Man." It's such a good moniker because it has two meanings. One refers to Ric Flair's classic catchphrase, "To be the man, you've got to beat the man." The other meaning it carries is a position of superiority. Typically when a man is praised for doing well at something, he is referred to as "the man." Whenever a woman gets praised, she gets called "the best" or "the greatest."
I guess being called "The Woman" doesn't have the same ring to it. Becky taking this nickname shows that WWE has come so far in regards to women that no longer do they have to fight each other in bra and panties matches or pudding matches to appear on camera. Now they have can matches just like the men, and sometimes have better ones too.
Becky Lynch has brought some much-needed excitement to WWE, as they tend to target their shows towards children even though most of the audience is adults. Her future, along with the future of women, in WWE continues to look very bright.