Former Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch has opened up about her thoughts on Vince McMahon departing WWE.
With Vince having left – although according to Bobby Lashley he’s “still going to be there” – the three top people at the helm of WWE are now Nick Khan, Stephanie McMahon, and Paul Levesque (Triple H).
Speaking with ESPN, Lynch gave her thoughts on all the changes, saying:
“It is the dawning of a new era. For me, it’s crazy and sad because everything I’ve ever known about WWE has always had Vince in charge, and we wouldn’t have WWE the way it is if it wasn’t for Vince. He’s somebody who believed in me and allowed me to do everything that I’ve done.
“We have the opportunity to change some things that maybe weren’t so great that we didn’t love. I think everybody’s very excited and optimistic because we know that the people in charge (are) some of the greatest minds in the business, you know. Having Triple H at the helm of the ship is phenomenal. What he’s done with NXT speaks for itself. What he did with the women’s division and how he allowed us to change the business forever speaks for itself.”
“He understands as a talent what we go through and what we need to be more creatively energized. There has been a tendency in the past for creative to change last minute, or we don’t know where we’re going. It’s hard to bring everybody along on this journey if we’re rambling.
“Triple H has a great eye for storytelling and for treating the women the same way he treats the guys. Just everybody’s equal. How do we tell great stories? And that’s all this is.”
Becky Lynch also joked about no longer having to adhere to Vince McMahon somewhat bizarre list of ‘banned words’, adding:
“Maybe we get to bring some words back. I like words. I like having a free range of lots of words. Belts, fans, whatever else it is.”
There have been noticeable changes with commentary especially often referring to fans as “WWE fans” instead of the “WWE Universe”, and being able to regularly name referees.
Vince’s departure was prompted by a series of sexual misconduct allegations, which you can read about here.
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