On a recent edition of WWE Raw, Rhea Ripley performed a move that got a lot of fans talking including the “creep fanbase” she wanted to drive crazy.
In recent weeks, Rhea Ripley and the rest of Judgment Day have been feuding with Rey and Dominik Mysterio as well as their former faction leader, Edge.
During the August 1st episode of Raw, the group once again attacked the Mysterios and during the chaos, Rhea Ripley choked out Dominik by wrapping her legs around him in the corner before Edge appeared and interrupted the assault.
However, the move quickly set the internet on fire with some people making memes and others desperate for the same treatment from The Nightmare.
.@EdgeRatedR just speared @DomMysterio35!!!@FinnBalor@ArcherofInfamy@RheaRipley_WWE#WWERawpic.twitter.com/5qDzV45JHD
— WWE (@WWE) August 2, 2022
Now, speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling, fellow Judgement Day member Damian Priest has revealed that Rhea Ripley was deliberately looking to cause a stir among the latter group of fans who she terms her “creep fanbase”.
“That was one of those that we talked about what we wanted to do, especially Rhea, she was like, ‘Oh my God, my creep fanbase are gonna go crazy over this. We knew what was gonna happen!
“They did [fans went crazy]. The next day, we were just laughing hysterically about it. She was like, ‘Yeah, pretty much what we thought would happen. I knew it!’
“It was like, ‘Let’s do it, then, let’s give them something to talk about,’ which is what we try to do anyway, make sure people talk about us tomorrow, next week, next year.
“That’s the goal, right? And let’s do it in a cool way. And she did it, we did our business. She choked him out. We’re telling a story, but also there’s the other side where, ‘Let’s do something that it’ll draw more attention.’”
H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the above transcription.