Former WCW President Eric Bischoff believes that Becky Lynch could be the next Stone Cold Steve Austin. Lynch has become one of the WWE’s biggest stars in recent months. After her heel turn at SummerSlam earlier this year, Lynch got over big with the WWE audience. She soon followed up by winning the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship at the Hell in A Cell pay-per-view.
Just recently, Lynch dropped the strap in the first-ever Women’s Tables Ladders and Chairs match. RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey interfered in the match, tossing a ladder down holding Lynch and Charlotte Flair. This allowed Asuka to climb the ladder and retrieve the title. Now, Lynch is in the middle of a feud with Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair.
She could very well be involved in the first-ever women’s match to headline a WrestleMania card. During a recent interview on the “After 83 Weeks with Christy Olson” podcast, Bischoff said he believes Lynch is the next Stone Cold Steve Austin:
“I’m more of a Becky Lynch fan right now than I have been a fan of anybody in the last fifteen years. It’s because about two weeks ago I began noticing her social media, tweets, the messages she was putting out…
“If she has somebody writing them for her, I want to know who that person is because they are a really smart writer. If she doesn’t have somebody [writing the tweets] for her and she’s doing it herself, she’s going to be the next Stone Cold Steve Austin for WWE because she is a believable character.
“Forget about what I’ve seen on television. I’m not discarding it, but setting it aside. Her ability to capture my imagination on social media was profound. I mean, I went, whoa! She’s got it! She’s becoming so believable and unique and you can’t teach that.“
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