WWE's Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns to Co-Star in Animated Movie 'Rumble'

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistSeptember 19, 2019

TOKYO,JAPAN - JUNE 28: Becky Lynch enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 28, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
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WWE announced Thursday that it is partnering with Paramount to produce an animated movie called Rumble, which will star Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns

In addition to Lynch and Reigns, actors Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Geraldine Viswanathan and Tony Danza will voice characters, as will ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith and renowned announcer Michael Buffer.

Paramount Animation President Mireille Soria discussed why working with WWE Studios for Rumble made sense for Paramount:

"Rumble is steeped in the world of wrestling, and what better partners to help bring this world to life than WWE? They bring a pedigree and institutional excellence that is unmatched, and we couldn't be happier to collaborate with them on this special film. We are thrilled to have a seasoned and dynamic cast in place to breathe life into this exciting story and can't wait to bring it to audiences."

Rumble is set in a world "where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes." In the movie, a character named Winnie coaches a "lovable underdog monster" into a wrestling champion.

Lynch and Reigns are arguably the two biggest stars WWE has to offer currently.

The Man is the reigning Raw women's champion, and she was part of the first women's match to ever main event WrestleMania when she beat Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat match in April.

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Reigns headlined each of the previous four WrestleManias, and he is a three-time WWE champion, one-time Universal champion, one-time Intercontinental champion, one-time United States champion and one-time Tag Team champion.

Being part of Rumble marks the latest in a long line of major accomplishments for both Lynch and Reigns, as they are each featured on the cover of the WWE 2K20 video game as well.

Lynch and Reigns are strong choices for Rumble since they have prior acting experience in non-animated movies. Lynch starred in The Marine 6: Close Quarters, while Reigns was in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Rumble is currently scheduled for a summer 2020 release.


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