Rhea Ripley was interviewed on the latest episode of “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia.”
Ripley talked about the highs and lows from this year after winning and losing the NXT Women’s Championship. She also talked about her match with Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania, losing her confidence after that show, the advice she would give to the younger version of herself, whether or not she aspires to move to Raw or SmackDown and her dream opponents in NXT. She also talks gives her thoughts on how she thinks things will play out in 2021.
Rhea Ripley was asked what it was like to win the NXT Championship: “It was incredible. It was something I didn’t see it happening so quickly because I just came from the U.K. and then to be put straight into the title picture, I’m thinking, do I know what I’m doing? At the same time, my career was going and going and I was wrestling more often. I got more confident in myself and I knew what I was doing so I felt it was the perfect time for it. It was absolutely amazing.”
Rhea on wrestling Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania: “It was interesting. I didn’t see it happening. I was on Watch Along and I was watching the Royal Rumble and Charlotte won. They turned to me and they asked what I thought. I said, well, she gets to challenge for any title so I would like to see her try me. That’s all I said. I didn’t know anything was going to happen. I left it as that and forgot about it. All of a sudden it was happening. I thought, did I make this happen or were they planning on this already? I don’t really know. It was exciting. I got my WrestleMania golden ticket from that. Even though WrestleMania wasn’t what we expected it to be, it’s still WrestleMania and it’s still a massive deal.”
Rhea was asked why her push wasn’t as strong after WrestleMania: “I’m not sure but it did feel like that. I definitely have gone through a stage where I did start losing the confidence in myself because I wasn’t portrayed the same way as I was. Even now I’m still booting myself back up from it. My confidence definitely was tainted a little bit which sucks because I try to keep it up and do my best all the time. I don’t know if it was something inside my head that wasn’t getting the picture but I got a little bit lost after that. Right now I feel like I am getting back on track. Booting myself back up has been really hard. I’m not going to lie and it has been difficult and I have been very lost at times but I definitely found my track now and I’m getting back on it.”