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Becky Lynch was almost a ‘Vikings’ star to audition for WWE

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WWE star Becky Lynch tells Fox News how she made her big breakthrough.

Even if Becky Lynch is not a WWE superstar, you may still have been able to see her on TV.

“When I was 15 I started to struggle, right? By 19, I traveled the world, I was the youngest foreign female wrestling in Japan, [the] main event in Japan. I lived in Canada I lived in America, I am accosted by Europe — and then I quit,” Lynch, 31, told Fox News. “I quit wrestling for seven years and I did everything that I thought I maybe wanted to do.”

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“Go back to school and study acting was one of those things,” the Limerick, Ireland, native continued. “I left the university and I got my acting degree, and I was looking for work. I gave in my resume and headshot ‘Vikings’ because they were filming in Ireland.”

“I get a phone call and it is from the ‘Vikings,’ and they say: ‘Hey, you stunts?’ And of course, the way my cv to read, because I already have this physical experience, they thought I was a stuntwoman!”

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Lynch lied and assured the producers that they are, in fact, perform stunts, and then had to actually figure out how to be a stuntwoman.

She says she went to a wrestling school to practice for the stunt work — and that was when they were at the wrestling school, someone asked if she ever tried out for WWE, because they believed that they would be signed.

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In April 2013, Lynch signed with WWE and moved to Florida, where she began to work with the NXT. By that August, she went to Rebecca Quin “Becky Lynch,” and a WWE superstar was born.

“I thought that it might be two seconds,” she said about her ill-fated WWE audition. “That’s it. That is what I had to do.”

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