WWE Raw fans noticed that a prominent name was absent from the January 9th episode in Birmingham, AL. While she’s been embroiled in a feud with Damage CTRL, Becky Lynch was nowhere to be seen on Monday night as she was busy reprising her role as Cyndi Lauper in Dwayne Johnson’s series Young Rock.
Taking to social media on Monday, Becky Lynch shared a video of herself on the set of the NBC series to announce that she’d be returning for a future episode.
Delighted to be back on set with the incredible #Youngrock cast and crew playing the iconic @cyndilauper. Stay tuned 🤘”
Lynch’s first appearance as the legendary pop icon came in the show’s season three premiere, when a young Dwayne (called Dewey in the show) attended a party with his parents around the time of the first WrestleMania in 1985. Lauper was instrumental in the success of WrestleMania as part of the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection, adding star power to the event and cheering on Hulk Hogan and his tag team partner Mr. T.
Dwayne Johnson Praised Becky Lynch Following Her First Appearance On Young Rock
After the former Raw Women’s Champion made her first appearance on the season three premiere of Young Rock, the show’s creator and star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson took to social media to praise her performance, calling attention to her “high level of commitment” and saying the star “crushed it.” The Instagram post read as follows:
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!
WWE fans have also noticed teases peppered throughout the show that might hint at Johnson’s future plans for an upcoming WWE appearance, such as a Universal Championship belt in the background of one scene that indicates he may indeed intend to challenge fellow Anoa’i family member Roman Reigns in the future.