As expected, Becky Lynch made a big announcement on Monday’s episode of WWE Raw where she announced in the opening segment that she was pregnant.
This will be the first child for Seth Rollins and Lynch, who have been engaged since last August. Lynch has confirmed in an interview with People that she found out that she was pregnant in April after taking a series of tests and that she’s due in December. Obviously, with the recent findings of her expecting, the gender of the baby is not known.
As a result of this announcement, Lynch had to vacate the Raw Women’s Title and it was awarded to Asuka.
Lynch likely worked at WrestleMania 36 where she defended the title against Shayna Baszler while pregnant if you do the math about the situation. This would also explain why she wasn’t involved in any physicality after the event.
Pwinsider.com has a report about how Asuka didn’t know she would be winning the title at the time of taping the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match in Stamford, CT at WWE headquarters last month. It was noted that WWE officials kept the news private until Lynch made the announcement.
Also, it was said that a number of people who were there at the taping on Monday who legitimately had no idea Lynch was pregnant until the segment was done.
Of course, there’s no word on when Lynch will make her in-ring return if she does at all. Clearly, being healthy for herself and the baby is her top priority right now.