The Man has come full circle. As a part of their annual year-end awards, CBS Sports has named WWE superstar Becky Lynch as their 2018 Wrestler of the Year.
Part of her rise to the top came during the November 12 edition of Raw, where she led an invasion of the show by Smackdown Live. You can see a clip of that below:
From CBS Sports:
In a year filled with stunning developments, no one shook up the world of professional wrestling more than Becky Lynch, who has turned both WWE and the business as a whole on its head over the last six months by not only winning the hearts and minds of fans across the globe but doing so while standing out as “The Man” in an industry historically dominated by men. The 31-year-old Rebecca Quinn — largely marginalized by WWE over the last two years despite being a clear fan favorite — has not only become arguably the most popular superstar in the company, she looks to have forced it to change its plans for its biggest show of the coming year, WrestleMania 35 in New York. And that is why Lynch is the 2018 CBS Sports Wrestler of the Year.
How has she done it? Quite simply by showing a renewed confidence and natural swagger that has been compared to everyone from Steve Austin to Roddy Piper to countryman Conor McGregor. In actuality, the comparisons do not do Lynch justice and hardly explain why she is now “The Man.” Lynch has quite simply become the best version of herself, a take-no-prisoners bad-ass who is defying convention by exorcising the demons created from two years of being kept out of the championship picture.
The Man took to Twitter to acknowledge the award by saying the following:
Start of 2018, I couldn’t even get on TV. You’re never truly down, you’re never truly out. Stand up and fight. Keep swinging even if you don’t know what you’re swinging for, or at. If you’re like me you’ll eventually slap a head that deserves it and the whole world will notice.
Start of 2018, I couldn’t even get on TV. You’re never truly down, you’re never truly out. Stand up and fight. Keep swinging even if you don’t know what you’re swinging for, or at. If you’re like me you’ll eventually slap a head that deserves it and the whole world will notice. https://t.co/tPcrj6P5A7
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) December 26, 2018
I agree with this award 100%, as she was my choice for Wrestler of the Year as well. Ever since she turned heel at SummerSlam on Charlotte Flair, The Man has become the most popular and over superstar in WWE, by far. Congratulations to Becky Lynch on doing what she does best – BE THE MAN!
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