SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch has said that when she was young she was not interested in joining the WWE because the term "diva" seemed more "glamorous" than herself.
"When I was younger, I didn't want to come to WWE because I didn't fit into the mold. I couldn't identify myself with the term diva. The divas brand was meant to put a spotlight on the women, but the term to me felt more glamorous than me," the 29-year-old told ESPN.
The Irish-born wrestler also disclosed that at one point in time she had thought about quitting wrestling.
"I quit wrestling in 2006 because I just got lost. My mom didn't want me wrestling, I was wondering if I was going to make it in wrestling, I got injured in a match, I was 19, I was away from home, living in Florida and I just got lost. I couldn't face it, so I stepped away. It was like a death for me, and that is not an exaggeration. I struggled for years to find what I wanted to do," she said.
"I was away for seven years. I always kept journals, and it's crazy to go back and read these journals because it seemed like I had unfinished business. I always felt like it was something I was meant to do, but I just didn't know how to get back in. So I ended up just trying to do something to fill the void."
Lynch became the first ever SmackDown women's champion following the brand split at Backlash 2016, where she defeated the likes of Nikki Bella and Natalya in a six-pack challenge.
The wrestler, recently hit out at rumours that she will be getting less promo time as WWE producer Kevin Dunn did not like her accent. According to SportsKeeda, Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Bryan Alvarez made the claims during the review of Smackdown Live on the Wrestling Observer Radio.
"For those who didn't understand my accent what I said was, Smackdown. Alexa. Glasgow. Face. Slapped. Off. Her," she tweeted, making it clear that she did not care about the rumours, but instead was focused on her title defence against Alexa Bliss at Smackdown's 9 November episode in Glasgow.