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'I'm going to go be a mother': WWE superstar Becky Lynch relinquishes title as she announces pregnancy

This will be her first child with her fiance and fellow wrestler Seth Rollins

WWE star Becky Lynch has accomplished a lot in her wrestling career, but now she's preparing for a new journey after announcing her pregnancy.

As the longest-reigning Raw Women's Champion in history, the Irish wrestler teased she had a major announcement to make before the airing of Monday's Raw TV programme.

Opening the show, she said that this was no ordinary night and she was "torn between joy and sadness". Lynch called down Money in the Bank winner Asuka, revealing that inside her briefcase was the Raw championship belt and that she would be relinquishing her title.

"I can't fight any more but you can. You are the champion," the 33-year-old wrestler said. "So, you go and be a warrior because I'm going to go be a mother."

Lynch is engaged to fellow WWE wrestler Seth Rollins. This will be the first child for the couple.

Speaking exclusively to People magazine, she confirmed that their new addition is due in December.

"I've always, always wanted kids," Lynch told People. "I'm just so career-focused that it became one of those things that, when you're chasing a dream for so long, I always wondered, 'Am I going to get around to it? Is it going to happen for me?'"

The wrestler started her WWE career in 2013 and quickly won over fans. She made history last year when she competed in the main event of WrestleMania 35 with Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey, marking the first time female wrestlers headlined WWE's biggest event of the year.

After her emotional announcement, Lynch took to Twitter to thank her fans:

Lynch and Rollins went public with their relationship last May and announced their engagement in August. They were set to marry this month but due to the pandemic those plans are on hold, she told People.

"We'll get around to that," she said. "There's no rush, and now we'll have a little flower girl or a page boy."

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Updated: May 12, 2020 03:36 PM

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