Rhea Ripley wants big things for herself and Bianca Belair. Ripley and Belair have had a similar path in WWE. Both participating in the Mae Young Classic, going through NXT together, and moving to the main roster around the same time between 2020 and 2021. Ripley and Belair also held championships at the same time from WrestleMania 37.
The two women were planned to take on one another for the Raw Women’s Championship this year at Money in the Bank. That match was canceled due to injury sustained by Ripley. Since her return, Ripley has been the star of Judgment Day and will be opposite to Belair in the upcoming WarGames match at Survivor Series.
While talking to the New York Post, she commented on her injury that took her out for a few months.
“As upsetting as it was, I think it was a blessing in disguise. Bianca and I, it’s something that shouldn’t be rushed and we don’t want to rush it. Where that sort of felt like it’s gonna happen and that would be the end of it. We want our names to be etched in history. We want to leave our legacy where we can be in the ring together and make magic,” she said. “Bianca and I are perfect rivals pretty much. We’ve talked about it in NXT before. We’ve talked about it here at Raw before. We pretty much want to be the next Stone Cold and The Rock. We want to have the storylines. We want to go out there and we want to steal the show.”
She continues, “A lot of it was the injury. I hadn’t been cleared for the longest time. I think I got cleared properly and fully the week before my NXT match (on Oct. 18). Apart from that, I pretty much wasn’t cleared that whole time (four months). After that there pretty much hasn’t been an opportunity for me to wrestle because I have been there with The Judgment Day and sort of their muscle. I help them out if they need me. I’m “the problem” as the OC would say. I feel like my wrestling career is just starting up again.”
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