WWE Rumors: Becky Lynch to Take ‘an Extended Leave’ amid Contract Buzz After Loss

WWE Rumors: Becky Lynch to Take ‘an Extended Leave’ amid Contract Buzz After Loss
Mike Chiari@@mikechiariX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVMay 30, 2024

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - MAY 25: Becky Lynch looks on during King and Queen of the Ring at Jeddah Superdome on May 25, 2024 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  (Photo by WWE/Getty Images)

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Following her loss to women’s world champion Liv Morgan in a steel cage match on Monday night’s episode of Raw, Becky Lynch is reportedly expected to step away from WWE and pro wrestling for the foreseeable future.

According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside News), Lynch is taking an “extended leave” of absence and will be away from wrestling “for a long period of time.”

Fightful Select (h/t Steve Carrier of Ringside News) reported this week that Lynch’s WWE contract will expire on June 1, which is Saturday.

It was noted by Fightful that while Lynch and WWE are in negotiations, nothing has been finalized between the two sides.

The Man signed with WWE in 2013 and made her televised debut in NXT in 2014. Since then, she has become one of the most decorated women’s wrestlers not only in WWE history, but in professional wrestling history as a whole.

Becky is a seven-time women’s champion on the main roster, plus she won a women’s Royal Rumble and competed in the first all-women’s main event in WrestleMania history when she beat Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 35.

Her accomplishments suggest that she should be among the highest-paid female wrestlers of all time, and while that may ultimately come to fruition, it seems as though she may be taking a hiatus from the business as a whole.

Lynch and her husband, fellow WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, have a three-year-old daughter together, and they have often brought her along in their travels as WWE wrestlers.

Although Rollins reportedly signed a new contract with WWE earlier this month, he has been home recovering from injuries.

That means Lynch and Rollins can now spend time together with their daughter outside the grind of WWE, and it seems like a safe assumption that the opportunity to do so is playing heavily into Becky’s decision to take time off.

If Saturday comes and goes without Lynch signing a new contract, she will technically be a free agent and free to negotiate with other companies, including AEW.

While it isn’t outside the realm of possibility that Lynch could talk to other promotions and possibly even sign with one, her status as one of WWE’s biggest stars and the fact that her husband is with WWE for the long haul suggests that Becky eventually re-signing with WWE is the most likely outcome.

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