Rebecca QuinD.O.B: 30 January, 1987
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Trained By: Finn Bálor, Gonzo De Mondo, Paul Tracey
Family Ties: Gonzo De Mondo (Brother)
Rebecca Quin is a professional wrestler currently working for WWE under the ring name Becky Lynch. Before arriving at WWE, she worked the independent scene under the name Rebecca Knox.
She began training under Fergal Devitt and Paul Tracey in 2002, and made her in-ring debut five months later. She began working around Ireland, teaming occasionally with her brother, but she soon made her way across Europe.
Quin became the inaugural SuperGirls Champion and went on to hold the title for over 10 months.
In September 2006, she suffered a head injury during a match in Germany, and was diagnosed with potential damage to her eighth cranial nerve.
She was scheduled to return to the ring in 2008, but no-showed the event, saying that she no longer felt wrestling was the correct path for her to follow at that time.
She would eventually make her return in 2011 as a manager in SHIMMER.
She signed her WWE contract in 2013.
Rebecca Quin was a wrestling fan since childhood and she used to watch it with her brother. She is a brown belt in submission wrestling. Before wrestling, Quin enjoyed horse riding, swimming and basketball.
She says that wrestling saved her from a ‘bad path’ which she was on, with alcohol and marijuana.
She studied Philosophy, history and politics in university, but she said she ‘hated it’ and dropped out. She did plan to return to college and study health and exercise.
When she took a break from wrestling, Quin worked as an actress and was cast in several plays. She graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a degree in acting and also attended Columbia College and the Gaiety School of Acting. She also worked as a flight attendant for two and a half years.
Professional Wrestling Career
Training and Early Career (2002-2005)
When she was a teenager, Rebecca Quin heard that Paul Tracey and Fergal Devitt were opening a wrestling school in Ireland. She began training there with her brother Richy in 2002. Five months later, on the 11th November, she made her wrestling debut, using the ring-name, Rebecca Knox. During her early career, she would team with her brother in mixed tag team matches. She also trained at NWA UK Hammerlock.
European Promotions (2005-2008)
During her early career, Knox was wrestling in Ireland. On May 13th, she lost to Skye at the Queens of Chaos inaugural show, which took place in Toulouse, France. She then faced Nikita, Jersey and Sweet Saraya in a four-way match for the the World Queens of Chaos championship, which she lost. She did go on to win the title however, when she defeated Saraya on the 4th June 2006, at an FSF show in Chouilly, France. She would hold the title for about two and a half months, before losing to Saraya at a WAW show in Great Yarmouth, England.
During 2006, Knox began working for One Pro Wrestling, the International Wrestling Zone and German Stampede Wrestling.
On September 26th, Knox was competing in a match for German Stampede Wrestling against Kisu, when she suffered a cut above her eye. She then began to suffer from headaches and vision problems as well as a ringing in her left ear. She was diagnosed as having potentially damaged her eighth cranial nerve, and as a result she cancelled all her bookings for the remainder of the year.
She then no-showed a Shimmer Women Athletes show, stating that she didn’t believe wrestling was the correct career choice for her at that time.
North American Promotions (2005-2008, 2011)
In 2005, Knox began working for Canadian promotion SuperGirls Wrestling, which was an off-shoot from Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling. She began a feud with Miss Chevius, with the two trading victories. On June 24th, Knox defeated Miss Chevius to become the inaugural SuperGirls champion. Knox would then defend her championship using illegal methods to win her matches. She defeated LuFisto by hitting her with the title belt and then having her manager Scotty Mac powerbomb her through a table. The following night she defeated Cheerleader Melissa, when Mac superkicked her and then later that night, she defended against Madison, by using the ropes for leverage during a pinfall.
At the ECCW tenth anniversary show in January 2006, Knox defeated El Phantasmo in an inter-gender match. She would then feud with Nikki Matthews, defeating her in a singles match on March 25th and then teaming with Sid Sylum and Gurv Sihra to defeat Matthews, Phantasmo and Kyle O’Reilly.
She held the SuperGirls championship for ten months, before she lost it to Lisa Moretti on the 21st April 2006.
On October 14th 2005, Knox competed in a four-way match for New England Championship Wrestling in Framingham, Massachusetts, the match was won by Violet Flame. She then began competing in All Pro Wrestling’s Third ChickFight Tournament. She defeated Morgan in the opening round but lost later that night to eventual winner Mariko Yoshida. The following night, Knox teamed with Cheerleader Melissa and Tiffany in a defeat to Rain, Morgan and Hailey Hatred.
Knox then began working for Shimmer Women Athletes in 2006. At Volume 3, she defeated Allison Danger in her debut match. At Volume 4, she was defeated by Daizee Haze, which led to a feud between the two. At Volume 5, Knox defeated Haze in a two out-of three falls match, which was one of the best women’s matches for a long time.
She was supposed to face Haze in a 60-minute Iron Man match at Volume 7, but due to the injury she suffered in Germany, the match was cancelled. She was booked for a Shimmer event on the 26th April 2008, but she no-showed the event, saying that she didn’t believe wrestling to be the correct career choice for her at that time.
On March 26th 2011, Knox made her return to Shimmer, working as a manager to Saraya and Britani Knight.
Japanese Promotions (2005-2006)
In November 2006, Knox worked a two-week tour of Japan, where she competed in the International Women’s Grand Prix. She teamed with Aja Kong and Gran Hamada at the main event of each show, with her team winning every match. On the 9th November, Know won an 18-person battle royal in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. She said that this tour was the highlight of her career.
In August 2006, she returned to Japan, defeating Yuri Urai. She then teamed with Bullfight Sora to defeat Gami and Kyoko Kimura. On the 18th August, she teamed with Yuki Miyazaki to defeat La Amapola and Kimura. She lost to Kimura in a singles match two days later.
On April 8th, 2013, it was announced that Quin had signed with WWE and had been assigned to their developmental territory, NXT. Quin then re-located to Florida. On August 29th, Quin’s new ring-name was revealed to be Becky Lynch.
Becky Lynch made her televised in-ring debut on June 26th 2014, when she defeated Summer Rae. On the July 3rd episode of NXT, Lynch teamed with Bayley in a loss to The BFF’s. She then lost three non-title matches in a row to NXT Women’s Champion, Charlotte.
On the October 23rd episode of NXT, after being told to make herself relevant, Becky Lynch attacked Bayley and joined forces with Sasha Banks, in a team named Team B.A.E. The alliance began to fall apart when Banks cost Lynch a match against Bayley.
At NXT TakeOver: Rival, Lynch participated in a fatal-four way match for the NXT Women’s Championship, which was won by Sasha Banks. On the April 22nd episode of NXT, Lynch defeated Charlotte and Bayley in a triple-threat match to become the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship.
She received her championship match at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, but was unsuccessful in defeating Sasha Banks. The match itself received praise, with both Banks and Lynch putting on excellent performances.
WWE Main Roster (2015-Present)
On the July 13th episode of RAW, Becky Lynch made her main roster debut, alongside Charlotte and Sasha Banks as a part of the Divas Revolution storyline, which saw Stephanie McMahon call for a revolution within the Divas division. In-line with this, McMahon called up Becky Lynch and Charlotte to side with Paige, in a team that would be known as Team PCB, and Sasha Banks joined forces with Tamina and Naomi in Team B.A.D.
Lynch made her in-ring debut for WWE on the July 20th episode of RAW, when she teamed with Paige in a loss to Sasha Banks and Naomi. She picked up her first singles victory on the July 28th episode of Main Event when she defeated Brie Bella.
On the August 31st episode of RAW, Becky Lynch, along with her Team PCB team mates. Charlotte won the match to earn herself a shot at Nikki Bella’s WWE Divas Championship, which she won at Night of Champions. The following night on RAW, Paige turned on Charlotte and Becky, claiming that Charlotte had only achieved her success because her dad is Ric Flair and that Becky was the ‘least relevant’ of them all.
On November 2nd episode of RAW, Lynch lost a fatal-4-way match to become the number one contender for Charlotte’s Divas Championship, the match was won by Paige. The following week, Becky Lynch defeated Paige.
On the November 30th episode of RAW, Charlotte began displaying more heel traits and defeated Lynch after feigning an injury. This put a strain on their friendship, which eventually came to an end when Charlotte attacked Lynch after she had defeated her in a non-title match. Three days later on Smackdown, Charlotte defeated Lynch to retain her championship.
On the following episode of RAW, Becky challenged Charlotte once again for a Divas Championship match, which Charlotte refused. Lynch however, cut a pun-filled promo in which she called Ric Flair ‘Obnoxiously Wooing’ and ‘Hans’t a Cluing’ this riled Flair up, and he accepted Lynch’s challenge on behalf of his annoyed daughter.
The two faced-off for the Divas Championship at the Royal Rumble, with Charlotte picking up the victory following the distraction from Ric Flair. The following night on RAW, Sasha Banks faced Becky Lynch. During the match, Charlotte appeared and attacked both Banks and Lynch.
On February 1st, Sasha Banks said that she was ‘on her own’, which signaled the end of her alliance with Team B.A.D. Later in the night, Tamina and Naomi attacked Sasha. The following week on RAW, Tamina defeated Becky Lynch after interference from both Sasha Banks and Naomi, which set up a tag team match for Fastlane, which will see Tamina and Naomi take on Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.
At Fastlane, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks defeated Team B.A.D. via submission after Tamina tapped-out to Sasha Banks’ Bank Statement.
The following night on RAW, it was announced that Lynch would face Banks to determine the number one contender for Charlotte’s Divas championship at Wrestlemania 32. The match however, ended via double-pinfall, setting up a rematch on Smackdown, which also couldn’t determine a winner because Charlotte attacked both women. This lead to a triple threat match being announced for Wrestlemania 32 for the Divas Championship between Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.
At Wrestlemania 32, Becky Lynch tapped-out to Charlotte’s Figure-Eight.
After Wrestlemania, Lynch became embroiled in a feud with Emma, which led to Dana Brooke’s debut on the WWE main roster, when she attacked Lynch backstage. The feud with Emma was cut short early, after Emma suffered an injury.
On June 13, 2016, it was announced that Becky Lynch would team with Natalya to take on Charlotte and Dana Brooke at Money in the Bank.
At Money in the Bank, Becky and Natalya lost to Charlotte and Dana Brooke after Charlotte hit the Natural Selection on Natalya. After the match, Natalya turned on Becky and attacked her.