WWE Raw star and a former WWE Raw Women’s champion Rhea Ripley who is also a former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion recently talked about her desire to face WWE Hall Of Famer Beth Phoenix and wanted to defend the Smackdown Women’s title against her.
Rhea Ripley had been a big project of WWE since the very first day of her arrival on the main roster. Upon making her main roster debut, she defeated Asuka at WrestleMania 37 to win the WWE Raw Women’s Championship. Everybody thought she is going to be the next big project of WWE and that is exactly what it looked like.
Rhea Ripley Wants To Defend Smackdown Women’s Title Against Beth Phoenix
But then she had a feud with Charlotte Flair which completely killed her momentum. After this feud, she could not recover and had a really bad time. Finally at WrestleMania Backlash pay per view event of this year, she turned heel joined forces with Edge and Damian Priest. This move finally brought her some success and she started doing good once again.
After Edge got removed from Judgement Day, Rhea had been the best star of the stable so far. She has shown what she is capable of and as of now she is doing fantastic. Her work as a member of the Judgement Day has finally restored faith in the hearts of the fans and we definitely hope she will win a lot of championships in the near future.
She won the women’s Royal Rumble match earlier this year and set a new record as she became the first woman to win the Royal Rumble by entering no. 1. She decided to challenge WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39. The duo faced each other at WrestleMania 36 where Charlotte won.
Rhea Ripley who is also a former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion recently spoke to WWE Die Woche where she talked about her desire to face WWE Hall Of Famer Beth Phoenix and wanted to defend the Smackdown Women’s title against her. She said;
“Especially, because it is the SmackDown women’s roster as well and I haven’t faced a lot of them in a long time if not ever. So there’s definitely a lot of names that I could think of but I mean, I would love to defend it against Beth (Phoenix), I would love to have a singles match against her.
“She got a little taste of what I’m capable of in the tag team match. Unfortunately, Finn (Balor) and I didn’t conquer but, we’re still here, we’re still fighting to see another day so I would love to face Beth in a singles match but, if not her, then I would say Raquel Rodriguez.”
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