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Becky Lynch: Triple H believed WWE was ‘swimming upstream’ with me as a heel

Lynch appeared on Out of Character recently.

Paul "Triple H" Levesque felt that WWE was "swimming upstream" by having Becky Lynch portray a heel.

Lynch appeared on an episode of Out of Character released on Wednesday and spoke about conversations she's had with Levesque regarding her character. She was asked if she was surprised to turn babyface again at this year's SummerSlam. 

"No, because I had talked to Hunter a little bit before and he was like, 'How do you feel about being a heel?' and I was like, 'Honestly, it's fun I like it. I feel like I'm maybe more naturally inclined to be a babyface, I think people like me better as a babyface."

"So, he was like, 'I feel like we are swimming upstream keeping you as a heel.' Yeah, I agree and so then the creative was laid out and I was like, 'Yeah, that sounds awesome.'"

For those not familiar with the term, it has a negative connotation of trying too hard to achieve something when an easier option is available.

Lynch was then asked if she is happy that Levesque is heading up creative in the company now. 

"Yeah man, it's great. Obviously, he has a great mind for it. His track record with what he's done with women in NXT, I'm a product of that. I got to be in that system and become who I am today and he's really championed just women's wrestling, in general. And not looking at it as women's wrestling, it's just this is a story, these are two people in a story, how do we make this story good? And so that's what I love about it, just how do we make the story good no matter what the gender is." 

Earlier in the conversation, Lynch spent some time talking about her match in Saudi Arabia at Elimination Chamber against Lita. 

"I don't know how I feel about doing a show over there but then somebody mentioned that, 'Look, you don't get to influence people by not being there' you know? You get to show these women and young girls what's possible and that's amazing. The audience are so receptive and they love it and their reaction through everything is unlike anything I've ever experienced. So, to know that you maybe have a small part in influencing a young girl who wouldn't have been aware of this thing otherwise, is really incredible."

She continued to talk about Ronda Rousey's influence on women in wrestling and MMA.  

"I hate to bring her up but if Ronda Rousey, credit where credit is due, look, if Ronda Rousey hadn't been as good as she was in MMA, there wouldn't have been women in the UFC and women [wouldn't] see that and say, 'I want to do that too.' It starts by showing people what's possible so that we can change the world."