"The Man" is having a baby.
Becky Lynch, one of the biggest stars of the WWE, announced Monday on the television show "Raw" of the promotion that she is pregnant and has been away from the ring for "a while". Lynch, whose nickname "The Man" stems from her headlining the promotion, is engaged to WWE colleague Seth Rollins.
"I'm torn between joy and sadness because I'm in a place in my life where things are about to change, and I needed to do something about it," said Lynch through tears.
Lynch told People magazine that she and Rollins found out she was pregnant in April and the baby was due in December. She said she has not yet decided on her future in the ring.
"I don't know what the next chapter is, because I only know what it's like to think when I'm alone," Lynch told People. "So, I don't know how it will be and how my priorities change and what I will want in the future. So, everything is open."
With the announcement, Lynch renounced the female title "Raw". She was the biggest female champion in Raw in the world, occupying the belt for 398 days after arresting Ronda Rousey in the main event of WrestleMania 35 in April 2019. The triple threat match, which also featured Charlotte Flair, was the first event main event in the history of WrestleMania.
On Monday's "Raw" opening segment, Lynch came out with the promise of a big announcement. Before she could say, Asuka, who won the women's Money in the Bank match on Sunday, made it to the ring.
I have no idea what happens here, but I know that you made all my dreams come true. I joined the PC in 2013 without knowing anyone, I will leave the same building tonight with my new family. Thank you all. pic.twitter.com/auSvwtx3gp
– The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) May 12, 2020
Lynch, 33, told Asuka that usually the Money in the Bank match gives the winner a shot at the title. But in Asuka's case, he won the title. Lynch then broke the news.
"I can't fight anymore, but you can," said Lynch. "You are the champion. … You will be a warrior, because I will be a mother."
Irish native Lynch has been in the WWE since 2013. Lynch, whose real name is Rebecca Quin, is a trained actress and is actively pursuing a second career in film and television. Last week, she had a guest spot at the season premiere of Showtime's "Billions" series.