All The Times Lilly Singh Proved She’s The Biggest Wrestling Superfan
It’s no secret that Lilly Singh is one of the biggest wrestling fans in the world. The YouTuber has dedicated many of her videos to her love of the sport and even more videos to her love of Dwayne Johnson, who famously got his start in Hollywood on the WWE as The Rock.
When I was a little girl, I used to beg my mom to let me order #Wrestlemania on pay per view. When it came to Toronto, I bought tickets and screamed my head off regardless of how high my seats were. In NYC, I had nose bleed seats but somehow managed to get a bit closer to the ring for just a few minutes by walking really slow. Last night I lived my best life by not only having the privilege of sitting ringside but also walking on set. Thank you @wwe for the hospitality. I’m so grateful and overjoyed. #WorkHard #PlayHard #AlwaysGrateful #ThankYouTaker
Lilly definitely smelled what the People’s Eyebrow was cooking. The two have collaborated on a number of videos, including Singh giving Johnson a ‘tour’ of YouTube when he launched his own channel. Mostly recently, Singh shot a video for Johnson’s birthday, rapping the Sexiest Man Alive’s biggest credentials.
Wishing my hero @therock a very happy birthday. What do you get the man who has everything? A really ridiculous, freaky rap song because I wouldn’t spend my time any other way. I love you and can’t wait to see what you do this year. Go DJ! #HardestWorkerInTheRoom (thanks to my friends @humblethepoet @heynataa @derekpueblo and Ali Durrani for making this possible!)
Even though The Rock has already nabbed the number one spot in Singh’s heart, the WWE fan has enough love to fill a Summer Slam stadium. After launching her YouTube channel and creating a worldwide following, Singh has met a number of her wrestling idols, including Mark Henry.
Singh has also been inspired by many female wrestlers, including Stephanie McMahon from the famous wrestling family dynasty.
I’ve never met someone who has impacted me so uniquely in such a short amount of time like @stephaniemcmahon has. She makes me proud to not only be a woman but a human in general. Steph is everything I aspire to be: a leader, an innovator and a Bawse with a heart of gold. She plays a villain on TV and told me to boo her but my heart was beaming with so much pride that I couldn’t. From breaking tables to breaking barriers, I’m honoured to call you a friend. Thank you for existing and being so beyond everything little Lilly hoped for. ALSO THAT HAIR DOE #Wrestlemania #MyGirl #GirlLove
Two other wrestlers Lilly has admired are the Bella twins, Brie and her sister Nikki, who is scheduled to present for the first time at this year’s iHeartRadio MMVAs. Lilly and Nikki are longtime friends, with their love both for wrestling and one another well documented on their social media pages.
Fans of the WWE Superstar know that Nikki wrestled solo for the past two years while sister Brie took time off to start a family. Of course, this left a huge hole in the Bella Twin fandom, one that Lilly was more than happy to help fill.
In a hilarious video for the Bella Twins YouTube channel, Lilly tries out a number of characters in hopes of becoming the new Bella Twin. There was Bruiser Bella, Underbella, Basic Bella, and Lilly Bella. Things took a sour turn when Lilly imitated Brie’s husband Daniel Bryan and his style of wrestling, but then it got straight up out of control when Lilly suggested she ‘borrow’ Brie’s catchphrase and enter ‘Lilly Mode.’ We wouldn’t mess with WWE Superstars, pregnant or not. Personally, we really liked the ‘Singh Shot.’ Alliteration is big in the WWE.
Don’t miss Nikki Bella and Lilly Singh reunite on the red carpet as presenters at the 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs on Sunday, June 18 at 9E/6P.