WWE Star Makes ‘Jeopardy!’ History — But Probably Not For The Reason You Think

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WWE star Becky Lynch made “Jeopardy!” history on Thursday after becoming the first contestant in the popular game show’s run to not answer a single question correctly in the first two rounds.

During the broadcast of “Celebrity Jeopardy,” the wrestling superstar went up against actor Macaulay Caulkin and comedian Rachel Dratch and struggled with the buzzer and answers, The Wrap reported.

Caulkin and Dratch faired pretty evenly, but Lynch couldn’t get one answer correct out of the 60 clues given throughout the first and second round of the game.

While she did manage to beat out the other stars to the buzzer one or two times, she ended the first round with not a single correct answer — and in Double Jeopardy, she faired the same.

Caulkin had 25 correct responses and three incorrect followed by Dratch with 20 correct answers and two incorrect at the end of Double Jeopardy. But Lynch had 0 correct replies and five incorrect answers by the end of the second round.

Host Ken Jennings spoke to Lynch during her struggles on the show and he noted she’s a wrestling champ who might be more used to working a “more raucous and rowdy room.”

“You know, maybe that’s what’s throwing me off,” Lynch replied. “You know, normally, I’m a genius but it’s a bigger arena. It’s a whole thing, that’s the problem.”

After the second round, Lynch was in the hole with negative money and in normal “Jeopardy!” wouldn’t have been allowed to compete any further. However, because it was “Celebrity Jeopardy,” she got to participate in the “Celebrity Jeopardy”-only round titled “Triple Jeopardy.”

Amazingly it was in this round where Becky got a correct answer when the clue was “A synonym for ‘butt,’ it’s also ‘an unclean animal’ according to the King James Bible.”


She said, “What is ‘a**’?” And proudly celebrated, announcing, “I’m back, baby!”

Going into Final Jeopardy, Lynch was in the hole once again, but the game show put $500 on the board in order for her to be able to compete.

The clue was “Exhumed in 2017 to settle a paternity suit, his mustache had ‘preserved its classic 10-past-10 position’ according to the Spanish press.”

The WWE star ended up getting the answer right, writing down, “Who is Salvador Dali?”

She finished the game with $1,000 in phony “Celebrity Jeopardy” money, with Culkin in second place with $33,600 and Dratch declared the winner with $33,601. All three earned thousands of dollars for each of their charities.

Reacting to headlines about her historic game show appearance, Lynch wrote on X, “I never stop making history.”

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