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Limerick-born Becky ‘The Man’ Lynch becomes the first person to defeat Ronda Rousey (top on canvas) and become the undisputed top woman in all of pro wrestling

WrestleMania 35 added to the legacy of wrestling’s signature event, delivering two iconic matches that will forever remain etched in WWE history.

Becky Lynch shined in the first-ever women’s main event at WrestleMania, pinning Ronda Rousey to emerge victorious—and giving [Ronda] Rousey the first defeat of her WWE career.

Let the era of “The Man” begin.

Ten Biggest Takeaways From a Historic WrestleMania 35 (Sports Illustrated)

Becky Lynch?

In fairness.



Irish wrestler Becky Lynch

More scenes of Irish success from the world of sports-entertainment last night.

Dubliner Rebecca Quin, formerly of independent promotions NWA Ireland, One Pro Wrestling, Queens of Chaos and more, was of one European wrestling’s brightest prospects before a head injury sustained during a match in Germany necessitated a long hiatus, including missing major independent shows in the US.

Returning to the States in 2011, as an on-screen manager for Shimmer Women’s Wrestling, Quin signed with industry leaders WWE in 2013, becoming Becky Lynch in the process.

After a questionably Oirish on-screen debut for their NXT brand, Lynch settled into the brand’s nascent women’s division, becoming one of its mainstays and embracing her own sci-fi/fantasy fandom in the process.

Heading to the WWE’s main roster in 2015, Lynch has been a massive part of the company’s Ronda Rousey-inspired push for women’s pro wrestling and, in the wake of WWE’s on-screen roster split, has settled into the top women’s role on the SmackDown brand.

Last night, at WWE’s Backlash event in Richmond, Virginia, Lynch won a six-woman elimination-rules match to become the SmackDown roster’s inaugural women’s kingpin.

Chants of “you deserve it!” greeted Lynch’s in-ring celebrations from the thousands in attendance.

Meanwhile, later that evening…



Becky Lynch

Previously: Irish Wrestling on Broadsheet


Bray-born wrestler Fergal Devitt.

The fresh new prince of WWE

Prior to signing with WWE, Devitt was widely considered one of the most highly touted free agents in sports-entertainment. Hailing from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, his path to NXT and WWE has been circuitous: Initially trained in England, Devitt honed his craft in the U.K. and U.S. independent scenes before entering the notoriously disciplined dojos of New Japan Pro Wrestling. He also competed in Mexico, though it was in New Japan that he rose to greatest prominence, under the name Prince Devitt

About blummin time, in fairness.

WWE signs Fergal Devitt to NXT (WWE)

Previously: Bray Royalty

Thanks Rovert