WWE: Becky Lynch on Career Future, A&E WWE Ratings, More News

Becky Lynch Comments on Future of Her Wrestling Career & Post-Wrestling Plans

A recent episode of the Mythical Kitchen’s Last Meal show featured Becky Lynch as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Lynch’s thoughts about the future of her wrestling career and her current post-wrestling career plans.

“Beyond wrestling, I suppose, wrestling is always going to be in my heart and in my blood. It got into my bloodstream early and you couldn’t get rid of me. Then you have to start looking at what’s on the other side. I’m closer to the end than I am the beginning, but there is still a lot left in the tank. What are those dreams beyond that? I have a few, but my dad always said, ‘If you talk too much about them, they get lost in the wind.’”

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com

A&E WWE Programming Ratings – March 24, 2024

This past Sunday’s Biography: WWE Legends episode drew 357,000 viewers on A&E. This episode also drew a 0.11 rating in the 18-49 demographic and a #32 key demographic ranking. This was down compared to last week’s episode of 368,000 viewers but up compared to last week’s 0.09 key demographic rating. This episode focused on WWE Hall of Famer “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith.

This past Sunday’s WWE Rivals episode drew 320,000 viewers on A&E. This episode also drew a 0.11 rating in the 18-49 demographic and a #32 key demographic ranking. This was down compared to last week’s episode of 330,000 viewers but up compared to last week’s 0.07 key demographic rating. This episode focused on the famous The Hardy Boyz vs. Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian rivalry.

Source: Spoiler TV

WWE News & Notes

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that WWE is currently working on a new ECW-based project for an upcoming episode A&E’s Biography: WWE Legends series. Johnson reported that this project is currently in the early stage of production.

WWE officials reportedly are currently working on plans to return to Chicago this summer and possibly in June for another show following this past Monday’s RAW show in the city, according to PWInsider.

This past Monday’s WWE RAW show featured WWE revealing that they will be collaborating with hip hop artist Meek Mill for next weekend’s WrestleMania 40 event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

As noted before, Minneapolis, Minnesota is currently believed to be the frontrunner to be the official host for WWE’s WrestleMania 41 event in 2025. The Minnesota Sports & Events submitted an official bid to WWE earlier this month to be the potential host the event. Fightful Select’s Sean Ross Sapp reported that his sources stated that Minnesota officials are currently operating under the assumption that they will be getting next year’s WrestleMania event. Sapp reported that “people of influence within Minnesota” spoken to stated that they are prepared to make the announcement about WWE’s event. In regards to the rumors of Las Vegas as the host of next year’s event, Sapp reported that those spoken to stated that if Las Vegas was planned to be the host, then WWE would have made that announcement during their WrestleMania 40 Kickoff press event this past February.

As noted before, Jade Cargill will be making her first official appearance as a member of their SmackDown brand at this Friday’s SmackDown show in Uncasville, Connecticut. Cargill was among those in attendance at an Atlanta Hawks basketball game this past Monday in Atlanta, Georgia. In a video that was posted on Twitter, Cargill statedJust keep watching, just keep watching. I need y’all to watch this Friday, just watch. Some big shit is about to happen. We making money around here, you feel me?” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)

In a recent interview with ClutchPoints, Becky Lynch gave her thoughts about her being interested in her match against Rhea Ripley being the opening match for Night 1 of WrestleMania 40. Lynch stated “I would love to open the show. I would love that. I’ve never opened WrestleMania before. To open this one, as big as it is in Philadelphia, I’m just putting that out there,” she manifested with a laugh. “It would be pretty cool because if it’s not the main event, I always want to be the opening spot — it’s always a great place on the card because people are so excited. Ooh, night one. I would love to open the whole of WrestleMania, you know what I’m saying? Just [to] be that first match for that whole event. [Opening the show will] give me enough time that I can relax and really enjoy Colby [Rollins] main eventing WrestleMania and getting to watch him do that because that will be so special.

In a recent interview with WrestleSphere, Kevin Owens gave his thoughts about WWE having plans at one point for him to potentially face off against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32. Owens stated “I think things just shifted and that was the year that Shane McMahon returned, so obviously at the time, my standing in the company compared to Shane McMahon coming back after all those years, the thought was probably ‘Shane McMahon versus The Undertaker is a huge match. I know it was on the table and it was heavily discussed and it would have been amazing. My first WrestleMania, to be in there with The Undertaker, would have been sweet. It didn’t happen, but I’ve been in the ring with him. I was actually in the ring with him in the main event of a Madison Square Garden show, so I got to do that with him which was really cool.