WWE wants to know if fans are interested in a wrestling version of Game of Thrones on their network — so we fantasy booked some of the roles!
Stephanie McMahon and Triple H as Cersei and Jaime Lannister
Let’s start with the obvious first two casting choices.
The Game and The Billion Dollar Princess are shoe-ins here. They fit the description of power hungry couple who are dead set on world domination to a T. Plus, like Jaime, Hunter isn’t the soldier he once was and now takes direction from his lethal, but stunningly beautiful, significant other.
I know, they’re not related, but that part is gross anyway.
Seth Rollins as Jon Snow
“Rightful heir to the throne, Has trouble convincing people he’s a babyface” could easily be used to describe Jon Snow AND Seth Rollins.
You could also throw an animal hide on Seth’s back and he’d be a dead ringer for Snow.
Speaking of death, The Architect is able to “Redesign, rebuild, reclaim” … which will come in handy when Snow needs to be resurrected before attempting to take the iron throne. Sorry if you didn’t watch and I just spoiled that for you, but what did you expect in an article like this?
Charlotte Flair as Daenerys Targaryen
Charlotte fits the role of Daenerys perfectly.
Father was a king who came from a very different time and now she’s determined to show the world she’s her own woman who can do things differently.
And while Flair may be untested when it comes to dragons … she was able to tame the likes of Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nikki Bella and Paige to hold an impressive winning streak on PPV.
Good enough for me.
AJ Styles as Tyrion Lanniser
Size differences aside, Tyrion is the fan favorite for die-hard Game of Thrones fans and the same can probably be said for AJ Styles with avid wrestling fans who watch WWE.
Whether it’s playing the heel or face, both give the fans what they are looking fan and that’s why “The Phenomenal One” could easily step into the role.
He’d also make a good hand to the queen since he’s buddies with Charlotte.
Emma as Arya Stark
It’s all about Arya now … which goes hand-in-hand with the transformation we’ve seen out of both Emma and the daughter of Ned Stark. Both started out as generally happy characters on their respective shows but, due to the treacherous circumstances of life, have taken on a much darker mood.
It’s worth noting that I’ve got zero interest in an Aryalina on WWE’s Game of Thrones, but I’m super down to watch evil Emma Stark slice someone.
Becky Lynch as Sansa Stark
The Game of Thrones Wikipedia describes Sansa as someone who “initially starts off with a very naive view of the world, but as time goes on and she and her family suffer one cruelty and betrayal after another, she becomes a more hardened and learned individual” … which sorta parallels Becky Lynch’s main roster career. The similar hair colors also helped her get cast as Sansa.
Bonus points for Becky already having acting experience.
Shane McMahon as Bran Stark
Both returned home this year with different attitudes, both have fallen from high places.
I’ll be honest, I really made this choice because I want to see a spin-off series with Shane as the Three-Eyed Raven traveling through time with Daniel Bryan to learn about wrestling history called “Bran and Dan’s Excellent Adventure.”
Roman Reigns as Khal Drogo
This is another pretty obvious choice.
No one really wants to hear Roman talk, but everyone will tolerate his pretty face.
I’m also doing this because the time has come for Roman to stop wearing that damn chest protector and it would be funny to hear him speak Dothraki.
Dean Ambrose as Bronn
Bronn looks cool in leather. Dean looks cool in leather.
Bronn doesn’t care about anything but Bronn. Dean doesn’t care about anything but Dean.
James Ellsworth as Theon Greyjoy
Theon used to have that “any man with two hands has a fighting chance” kind of attitude … but, similar to Ellsworth, he’s taken the spineless way out at every opportunity since turning heel.
Furthermore, Theon’s sister was basically his Carmella (without Ms. Money in the Bank’s killer tan or cool bodysuit) and Greyjoy bailed on her too.
Will Ellsworth do the same when the time comes? Probably.
Either way, he’s got the role.
Jazzy Gabert as Brienne of Tarth
I don’t have a ton of explanation for this one, but you all know it’s the right choice.
I’m frightened thinking of what she’d do to me if I cast someone else.
Braun as Samwell Tarly
By far my most controversial decision on this list — since most would assume I’d choose Braun to be The Mountain — but these two would basically be twins if Samwell grew a longer beard, toned all of his body fat into muscle, gained a few inches and got a haircut.
Tarly also took out a giant!
This means we’d see Braun look one in the face and yell, “I’M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU YET!”
Take. My. Money.
Brock Lesnar as The Mountain
Used to talk, but is now a quiet soldier who speaks with violence when called upon.
Sounds like Brock Lesnar to me.
Matt Hardy as The Night’s King
If we’re not gonna get Broken Matt Hardy in WWE, can we at least get Matt Hardy as the Night King?
We’ve already seen that he can put on a compelling performance with only his facial expressions and I have a feeling he’s proficient with a spear — so let’s make this happen!
Vince McMahon as The Mad King
This choice needs no explanation.
Do you agree with my casting decisions? Got some additional ones? Sound off in the comments.