Raw Women’s champion Becky Lynch hasn’t been on WWE television much since WrestleMania 36. One possible reason could be that she’s taking the first steps toward a career in Hollywood.
Lynch is already confirmed for an appearance on the fifth season premiere of Showtime’s popular drama Billions this Sunday (May 3). Rumor has it she has even bigger things coming down the pike. In discussing all of her announced and yet-to-be announced projects with TMZ Sports, The Man revealed she’s been getting guidance from a couple of guys who’ve been pretty successful with the whole wrestling-to-movies thing... Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena.
“Yeah, actually he [The Rock]’s been very helpful in guiding me and actually put me in contact with who my agent is right now. And, yeah, he’s just been very giving and I think they all are, because they’ve all been there and they’re all ready to look after the next generation. Cena’s also been great to me and so generous with his time and advice, and checks up on me and what I’m doing now. So, yeah, I think everybody wants to see the next generation move to where they’ve been.
They don’t have to do that - they are busy, busy men. They don’t need to be so generous with their time, and their advice, and be so caring and nurturing. But they are and I think it’s just a testament, one, to the the kind of people that they are. But also just to the family environment that wrestling creates.”
Like Cena & Johnson, Becky also told TMZ she hopes to do as much with WWE as she can for the rest of her days, as there’s nothing like performing in front of a crowd. Toward that end, it certainly doesn’t sound like she’s done with wrestling... and in another Billions-related interview with TV Insider, Lynch revealed that she’s been watching another high-profile mentor prepping the troops for what sounds like it could be a Money in the Bank-related spot.
Asked by Scott Fishman if WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon would fit in with the powerful characters on Billions, Becky said:
“I think Vince would do pretty well on this show, the eccentric character that he is... Vince is such a larger-than-life character. At the same time, I watched him the other day demonstrate falling off a tower at 74-years-old without a bother, brushing his shoulders off and standing up again.”
That sounds like Vinnie Mac. Does it mean the champ could return to WWE programming at next Sunday’s PPV?
She’ll be on Showtime this Sunday. We’ll be checking that out, and will let you know if Rock & Cena will be proud. We expect they will be.
Then, we expect you’ll join us May 10 to see if The Man comes around, or if a Raw Superstar grabs the briefcase so they can start gunning for her.