‘Wheel of Fortune’: Ryan Reynolds Hilariously Reacts to Puzzle Featuring His Name

by Will Shepard

Ryan Reynolds is one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood. His unique sense of humor has made him incredibly popular. Recently, Wheel of Fortune used his name as a part of a puzzling phrase for contestants to solve.

It seems that just about everything Ryan Reynolds gets involved in is hilarious. So, after Ryan Reynolds saw his name featured on Wheel of Fortune‘s famous “Before and After” puzzle, things turned out much the same.

In this category, the contestant was guessing at a play on a movie title and Reynolds’ name. On Instagram, Wheel of Fortune hilariously captured the moment, captioning a post with the puzzle, “Finally! Saving someone other than Matt Damon for a change.”

Taking to his own Instagram, Ryan Reynolds was ecstatic that Wheel of Fortune was using his name in the show. He posted twice on his story about the game show featuring his name. In one of his stories, he had a hilarious take, per usual, on the show using his name.

“My mom now thinks I was in Saving Private Ryan and I never told her.”

For those who don’t know, the phrase is a play on words for Saving Private Ryan. Like Wheel of Fortune references with their caption, in the movie, Hollywood superstar Matt Damon plays Private Ryan. But, now it appears he has told his mom that he was the private in the movie.

Maybe with how much Ryan Reynolds likes the show, he will take over for Pat Sajak. The movie star would definitely make a great host to follow the iconic Wheel of Fortune host.

In an interview from 2019 with Good Morning America Sajak said that he probably only has a “couple years” left on Wheel of Fortune.

“I’m not getting any younger. A couple of years. You know what I’m really sensitive about? I’d rather leave a couple years too early than a couple years too late. … I don’t have a date in mind, but two, three [years], something like that.”

Sajak leaving the show would be a major blow, but if Ryan Reynolds wanted to take over, there might be something there. The Wheel of Fortune host will likely retire with his right-hand woman – Vanna White.

So, maybe Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds will be the next game show host duo on Wheel of Fortune. But, only time will tell what happens when Sajak and White retire.