Becky Lynch will become the first WWE Superstar to grace the cover of ESPN the Magazine.
Lynch has been making waves in WWE since winning both the Raw and SmackDown women's championships at WrestleMania and is now set to feature on the cover on ESPN's "Blockbuster" issue alongside Alison Brie, who stars in Netflix's Glow.
WWE made the announcement via their official website on Tuesday, stating that the issue "focuses on the intersection between Hollywood and sports". The magazine will be available for purchase this coming Friday.
Last year I said I wanted to be the face of this business that I love so much. We don’t always have to accept the status that’s given to us. It’s been quite a year and it’s an honor to be the first @WWE superstar to be on the cover of @espn magazine pic.twitter.com/CO8uwg5fOd— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) July 9, 2019
"Becky Lynch has taken over the sports-entertainment scene in the last year, and this Friday, you can find the Raw Women’s Champion with actress Alison Brie on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s “Blockbuster” issue.
"The new issue focuses on the intersection between Hollywood and sports. Lynch and Brie, who is the star of Netflix’s hit comedy show “GLOW” on the 1980s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion, got together for an interview about the obstacles they face in their respective industries, the toughness of women, and much more.
"The Man is the first WWE Superstar to ever appear on the cover of ESPN The Magazine. Get your hands on the issue when it hits newsstands this Friday."
- Via WWE.com
Lynch, also known for her strong Twitter fingers, also let her fans in on the development via the social media app.
She tweeted: "Last year I said I wanted to be the face of this business that I love so much. We don’t always have to accept the status that’s given to us. It’s been quite a year and it’s an honor to be the first WWE superstar to be on the cover of ESPN magazine."