Rhea Ripley has responded to the recent praise heaped on her by boss and mentor, Triple H, on the Friday Night SmackDown Season 2 Premier Kickoff show several weeks ago.
During the show, ‘The Game’ was asked who in his opinion will be headlining WrestleMania five years from now. His answer was a simple and definitive one. Rhea Ripley.
Appearing on Wide World of Sports in Australia, ‘The Nightmare’ spoke about Hunter’s words as well as what the man himself means to her on a personal level:
“Listening to that is wild to me. Growing up, Triple H is the reason I started watching WWE and the reason I started wrestling. Now he’s my boss and saying that I might be the one to main event WrestleMania in the next five years – to me that’s amazing. To think how far I’ve come from wrestling in little Adelaide, South Australia, to now having Triple H say nice words about me and putting me over everyone is wild.
It gives me a lot of confidence within myself because I know he (Triple H) sees a lot in me and I’m glad he does and I’m happy he does. Sometimes you need a confidence boost in anything you do and it’s nice to get that from someone like Triple H. I normally like to prove people wrong and that gets me going and that’s what makes me push myself to the next level but every now and then it’s nice to get some positivity and I can use that to become the best Rhea Ripley.”
To headline WrestleMania means Ripley will first need to make it to WWE’s main roster, something ally Shotzi Blackheart opined was in the works. Considering where she would like to land when she is called-up, Ripley favoured blue over red:
“Even though I should be setting goals, the best way to do it is to go with it. I want to make it to SmackDown and I want to make it WrestleMania again. I want to do all the pay-per-views and wrestle everyone. I want to see how far I can get in my career and just keep pushing myself to the limit every time and do my best pretty much. If I were to say a goal – it would be to go on Raw and Smackdown and have a whole new locker room of females I can get in the ring with. I want to experience being in the ring with everyone, seeing their styles and making history.”