Rhea Ripley performed soccer till she was 14 again house in Australia. But her love for the gorgeous sport withered off when she went on a vacation to Queensland the place she watched wrestlers in motion. It did not take lengthy for Rhea Ripley, who conceded that she wasn’t involved in grades in school, to resolve she wished to pursue wrestling.
After making waves at Riot City Wrestling, Rhea Ripley made an impression in WWE trials in Australia. A ticket to the most-followed wrestling promotion model did not take lengthy as Ripley bought into WWE in her early twenties.
Her rise in WWE has been phenomenal as nicely. From having a memorable stint with NXT, Rhea Ripley has gone on to turn out to be the WWE Raw Women’s Champion, establishing herself as one of many greatest stars within the girls’s division.
Having turn out to be the RAW Women’s Champion at 24 is a staggering feat however Rhea Ripley is not going to stop there. The feeling of getting received at WrestleMania in entrance of followers is nonetheless sinking in for the Australian superstar however she is wanting ahead to extra success.
Speaking to indiatoday.in in an unique interview, Rhea Ripley says she is chasing historical past, greatness.
“I feel like every day it sinks in a little bit more but it has not completely sunk in. It was just such an incredible feeling for me, especially after my first one being in front of zero fans. It was a really special feeling. It was like my once in WrestleMania moment. I faced Asuka, someone who I wanted to take on for a long time. And I also became the Raw Women’s champion,” Rhea mentioned.
“Everything I wanted, happened at the same time. It was really hard to sort of not crack under pressure and stay confident in that moment because I was so overwhelmed by so many emotions,” Rhea added.
Right from her childhood, Rhea Ripley has been going in opposition to standard knowledge — lack of perception in setting particular objectives. She mentioned it is a method that has labored nicely for her up to now and he or she would not want to change it.
“I don’t really set too many goals. I find that when you set goals and reach them, you’re like ‘oh I did it’ and then you just stop. For me, I just want to see how far I can go. I just want to keep pushing myself to the absolute limit and keep striving for greatness. Just to see how far my body and mind can take it,” Rhea mentioned.
“Honestly, I feel I want to take over, take over everything and that’s sort of been my mindset my entire life. I feel like I have accomplished this much with that mindset. I guess, WrestleMania would have been one of the goals but I don’t want to stop there. I want to keep going, keep making history and show everyone who Rhea Ripley is,” she added.
Can’t wait to punch Asuka, Flair on the face
Rhea Ripley will defend her WWE Raw Women’s title on Sunday’s WrestleMania Backlash in a triple-threat match in opposition to Asuka and Charlotte Flair. While she has been dominating The Empress of Tomorrow within the latest previous, she has unfinished enterprise with The Queen. It was Flair to whom she misplaced the NXT title at WrestleMania 36 and he or she didn’t get a rematch.
Well, on Sunday, The Nightmare is eager on punching The Queen and The Empress of Tomorrow.
“I think it’s going to be a fantastic match. I like to be in the ring with Charlotte and Asuka. It’s always a struggle and a fight. But I can’t wait to punch them both in the face. That’s definitely a pro.
“Of course, there is at all times redemption in that. Losing the NXT Women’s Championship to Charlotte was one thing I did not want to occur. This is form of one likelihood to redeem myself. And get again at her for beating me final 12 months. This is my one shot.
Hopefully, there is extra down the street. But this is now an opportunity to get my payback, to get my revenge. Hopefully, I may pull a 1…2…3 over on Charlotte,” she added.
The current and future of women’s division
Regardless of the result on Sunday at WrestleMania Backlash, Rhea is set for greater things in the WWE. And she agrees that a group of former NXT stars, including WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, have the potential to rule the women’s division in the coming years.
“It’s so bizarre for me to assume that I may assist carry the ladies’s division ahead. It’s so loopy for me to assume that manner.I do see that taking place with individuals like Bianca Belair, Raquel Gonzalez, Dakota Kai. I see it occurring with all younger women, I do hope that someday all of the NXT women come up and we feature the ladies’s division ahead.
“We can do exactly what the men have done. But it’s a crazy thought. A little girl from South Australia, who just loved wrestling, now I am here as the RAW Women’s Champion and see myself as the current and future of the women’s division. It’s exciting and yes, I do see it happening.,” Rhea added.
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