The Mirror recently caught up with NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. She discussed her friendship with Mick Foley, getting to face Charlotte Flair on WrestleMania 36, and how competitive the WWE Performance Center can be.
Check out highlights below:
On getting to make history at WrestleMania:
I want to say the last six to eight months with WWE has just been completely insane. To be able to be the first person from NXT to defend their NXT Championship at WrestleMania is awesome and I love making history. Don’t get me wrong, like I love it. And then to be able to challenge Charlotte, the winner of the women’s Royal Rumble, it’s just like it’s not really heard of, the champion challenging the challenger.
On how competitive the WWE Performance Center is:
I’m always learning in wrestling. It’s something that you never stop learning in. And I myself, I’m a high achiever, I do the best I know I can do, so even watching myself back. I’m just like, “Ugh, that wasn’t like… I didn’t do well there.” And it’s just me being hard on myself. But everyone that achieves greatness is hard on themselves. So at the PC it gets pretty competitive at times, especially when we have combined events. So we’re all in competition with each other.