Becky Lynch Recalls Working With Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on WWE SmackDown

Published 11/20/2021, 7:00 AM EST


It’s a dream for every WWE superstar to share a moment with The Rock. The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment has been a role model for many. Recently, WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, revealed what it felt like to share the ring with The Rock.

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The Rock and Becky Lynch kicked off Friday Night SmackDown on Fox in style after they took out King Corbin (now known as Happy Corbin) on October 4, 2019. It was a special moment for the WWE Universe to see ‘The Man’ and ‘The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment‘ share the ring at the same time.

Speaking on the SI Media Podcast, Becky Lynch shared how much admiration she has for The Rock. Lynch admitted despite being one of the biggest movie stars in the world, he still tries to help the WWE superstars out with advice. ‘The Man‘ claimed The Rock came back and even wanted to elevate her.

Lynch said (h/t: Fightful), “He’s so great. You look at him and he’s the biggest movie star in the world and has a million different irons in the fire, but he still keeps his ear to the ground and knows what’s going on and wants to help us. It’s mind-blowing…. I have so much respect for him.”

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“The crowd is electrifying when he comes out. Being able to witness all of that and stand in it and experience it, you go, ‘woo, I want this every time,'” Lynch added.

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Becky Lynch used a variation of The Rock’s Rock Bottom on her return this year

Becky Lynch returned to action at this year’s SummerSlam PPV. The Man took on Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Though the fans were expecting it to be an equally contested match, Becky got the win in just 26 seconds.

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The E.S. T of WWE had no answer to the wrath of Becky Lynch. Lynch pinned Bianca after hitting her with the Manhandle Slam. The move looked quite similar to The Rock’s Rock Bottom. In an interview on the Out of Character Podcast, Becky admitted she reached out to The Rock to get permission for this move before she returned to the ring.

Becky said (h/t: comicbook), “So I used a variation of The Rock Bottom before, but it’s just easier to get it and go. I asked The Rock if I could use it and he was very gracious and said that I could.”

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Becky Lynch will now face Charlotte Flair at the Survivor Series PPV. Do you think Becky Lynch can beat Charlotte Flair or will Charlotte prove too strong for ‘The Man’?

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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