The third season of Dwayne Johnson’s Young Rock series premieres on November 4th. The series chronicles Johnson’s life story, following him as a young child when his father Rocky Johnson was involved in the wrestling business to the time he joined the WWE himself and started his own wrestling journey. The upcoming season will see former Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch star in the role of pop icon Cyndi Lauper, who was instrumental to WWE’s growth in the 1980’s as part of the Rock and Wrestling Connection.
According to PWInsider, Becky Lynch’s appearance will take place during an episode that surrounds a party Cyndi Lauper threw in 1985, around the time of the first WrestleMania. Hulk Hogan, Vince McMahon, Mr. T, Liberace, and Captain Lou Albano are also set to be portrayed as part of the episode.
Dwayne Johnson Says Everyone At Becky Lynch’s Young Rock Audition Was Impressed With Her
Earlier today, Becky Lynch took to social media to show off some images of herself as Cyndi Lauper ahead of Young Rock’s season premiere and express her excitement at playing someone as “groundbreaking and inspirational” as the pop icon.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson himself also took to social media to welcome Lynch to the show and reveal that he was present for her audition. He had nothing but praise for Lynch’s work ethic and commitment to transforming herself into the legendary singer.
Cool news alert 🚨
Officially welcoming @beckylynchwwe to our YOUNG ROCK cast 🔥🔥
Becky takes on the daunting and FUN task of playing the one and only – the icon Cyndi Lauper.
I was right there for Becky’s audition and we were all very impressed at her high level commitment as an actor to become Cyndi Lauper.
No easy task, but she worked her butt off and went all in – and crushed it.
CAN’T WAIT for you guys to see Becky’s acting debut!!!
TOMORROW NIGHT ON @NBC!
FRIDAY NIGHT 8:30pm EST
For its third season, Young Rock has moved from Tuesdays to its new home on Fridays, putting it head to head against WWE SmackDown.