By Ryan Clark on August 18, 2012
According to sources, word is that TNA will be wrapping up the Claire Lynch angle, possibly this week on TV when they do the AJ Styles paternity test segment.
While nothing is confirmed, there seems to be a situation with the actress (real name Julia Reilly) playing the role of Claire Lynch.
We reported last week that the woman portraying Claire Lynch—purportedly pregnant with AJ Styles’ child—on iMPACT! Wrestling is Julia Reilly, an Orlando-based actress and model. She is 36-years-old and has 15 years of acting experience. After her identity was exposed last week by Live Audio Wrestling and across wrestling message boards, Reilly made a concerted effort to erase her Internet presence.
Her official website, JuliaReilly.net, had featured her lengthy resume of television commercial appearances, as well as photos and videos, but all content was removed following the outing. She also has a YouTube channel featuring her demo videos, such as herself selling RoboMops on the Home Shopping Network, hosting various cooking shows and appearing in a Subway commercial, but all have been made private. Her page on LinkedIn was also deleted.
Reilly’s description of herself on her official website had stated, “Julia’s true talent lies in her warm approachable personality and her ability to deliver technical jargon in a conversational manner.
“In a live environment, Julia is excellent at gathering a crowd and able to connect with customers to successfully deliver your company’s message.
“On camera, Julia is friendly, personable and believable.”
TNA Wrestling held an audition a few months ago for the role and she was chosen because she resides in Orlando, where iMPACT! is taped, which saves them money on airfare.
In an update on this, a source notes that TNA was informed that Reilly also works at Universal Studios Orlando—where iMPACT! is taped—as Olive Oyl by the theme park’s “Popeye” ride. It is something Reilly has tried to conceal—she did not list it in her resume, which she deleted last week after her identity was revealed online.
Also, a video surfaced online of TClaire Lynch appearing in an infomercial last year for 360 Cookware, a Stainless Steel Cookware Set. This video was briefly removed but is now back online with embedding and comments abilities disabled.
Lynch has not appeared on TNA Wrestling programming since her identity was revealed. She was, however, acknowledged on Thursday’s episode of iMPACT! Wrestling as AJ Styles said he must have been drugged to sleep with a “foot” like Claire. She was also referred to as a “lizard.”
Source: The Wrestling Observer
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