Rhea Ripley Calls Current WWE Run “The Time Of Her Life”

Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley has revealed that she’s having the time of her life since embracing the dark side and joining Judgment Day.

Rhea Ripley made her WWE main roster debut in February 2021, and went on to win the Raw Women’s Championship in no time. However, after losing the title, the Australian star would find herself lost in the shuffle. That changed in June 2022, when Ripley joined the Judgment Day faction, with the former NXT UK Women’s Champion evolving her character to great acclaim since.

Speaking with SPORTbible Australia, Ripley discussed the growth her character has achieved, and talked about how she had always imagined herself to a successful babyface rather than the heelish gimmick she is currently portraying:

“I thought that I was just going to fit in with everyone and be this real upbeat babyface, but that’s because that’s what I was as a kid. I never really planned on going this way but it’s also just how I’ve also evolved as a human being and how I’ve been portrayed on TV as well,”

Ripley went on to add that the experience of being able to work with legends like Rey Mysterio, Edge, and Beth Phoenix is making her current run the time of her life:

“I watched Edge and Rey growing up, to be able to go out there and share the ring with them in any sort of way is absolutely insane. Even Beth Phoenix, being my dream opponent and just having her come out and protect Edge.”

“These are the sorts of things that I will remember for the rest of my life. I’m having the time of my life and I think that comes across on TV as well. I’m generally really having fun out there and everything that I’m doing comes so naturally to me because it’s just how I would react to things,”

Speaking of the Judgement Day, the group’s leader Finn Balor will be taking on its former leader Edge at Extreme Rules in an “I Quit” Match on October 8th.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.