Rhea Ripley emerged victorious over Charlotte Flair to claim the WWE SmackDown Women’s Title At WrestleMania 39 (Night Event) held in Los Angeles, CA. The match was highly anticipated by fans, who believed it should have been the main event of the first night, rather than the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Title match.
In a recent interview on Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast. Ripley shared her thoughts on the match.
Rhea Ripley reflects on her WrestleMania 39 victory over Charlotte
She said, “Coming out of that match. I did feel like we stole the show. I feel we went out there and left everything we had in the ring. And proved to everyone exactly why we should have been in the main event spot. Yes, we didn’t have a good build like Sami, Owens, and the Usos..”
She continued, “At the same time, Charlotte and I, every time we step in the ring. We bring the brutality, we bring the ferocious when we go out there and we just beat the living crap out of each other. All the praise that we got, it made me happy and made me proud that we went out there and beat the crap out of each other and loved it. It’s a weird feeling. I get it, I do get it.”
She discussed her post-victory feelings saying, “It’s a lot how I felt going into the first women’s WarGames match. We had our WarGames shirts and it was FTMF, that was printed on the back and that was the same mentality that I had going into this WrestleMania.”
She continued, “The day of was a complete mess to me. I was emotionally unstable, I want to say, because of the lack of sleep and everything coming full circle. I knew that as soon as my music played and I stepped out of Gorilla and into (the arena) and all the fans staring back at me that I was going to switch on and that’s when the Rhea Ripley you see comes out and all my confidence comes rushing through my body and I’m going to go out there and do everything I can to steal the show.”
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