Friday 30 September 2016

A former Aer Lingus air hostess took home one of the WWE's biggest prizes

Published 12/09/2016 | 09:01

The Irish MMA invasion has got a lot of media attention over the last few years but a similar influx of athletes is happening in another 'sport'.

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The scripted WWE universe may be known as sports entertainment but the impressive athleticism required to compete - it can't be easy being thrown through a table - is extremely eye-catching in its own right.

Dubliner Sheamus has long been a star in the organisation with Bray native Finn Balor recently joining him at wrestling's top table. Now, the Irish duo has female company.

Dublin's Becky Lynch, a former Aer Lingus air hostess, won the Smackdown women's world title at the Backlash pay-per-view last night, which is one of the highest honours that a female wrestler can take home.

The 29-year-old outlasted five other competitors in an elimination match to win the belt, which was her first championship since joining the WWE in 2013.

Lynch gave an emotional interview to the WWE after the win, where she explained how much winning the title means to her.

 

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