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Becky Lynch Recalls Asking The Rock For Permission To Use Rock Bottom

Becky Lynch and The Rock in the ring on SmackDown

Becky Lynch has revealed details of the conversation she had with The Rock when asking for his permission to use his signature Rock Bottom move.

Becky Lynch made a huge impact when she returned to WWE at SummerSlam on August 21st and defeated Bianca Belair in under 30 seconds to capture the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. To win the lightning-fast match, ‘The Man’ used a variation of the Rock Bottom she has since named the ‘Manhandle Slam’.

In an interview on ‘Out of Character with Ryan Satin’, Lynch has revealed that she called the ‘Great One’ to ask for his permission to use the manoeuvre. Rock not only gave his blessing but also offered her advice.

“I used a variation of the Rock Bottom before but it’s just easier to just get it and go. I asked The Rock if I could use it and he was very gracious and said I could. I called him, told him how SummerSlam was going to go down and said ‘Here’s what I’m thinking, I’m supposed to hit one move on her [Bianca Belair], can I use this?’ He said ‘Yeah.’ There was more, he is so awesome and so gracious with his time and his advice. To be able to get advice from one of the best like that and somebody who’s so busy like that, it makes you feel very happy.”

In the same interview, Lynch also explained why she went quiet on social media while away from WWE TV, and how she finds it to be “such an angry place”.

H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.