Rhea Ripley is on the WWE main roster now and it is a learning process for the former NXT Women’s Champion. She went through a lot on her way to WrestleMania and it also included many weeks waiting in catering.
While speaking to Oral Sessions, Rhea Ripley broke down some of the fundamental differences between NXT and the main roster. The stress level is certainly something that she had to highlight.
“To be honest, when I was in NXT, looking at Raw and SmackDown, I felt like we were on par, and everything was the same. When I came here [to the main roster], there are some things that are different, like, I’m not gonna lie, there are some things that are different, but there is a lot more stress, I feel. We have less leniency.”
“But what I feel like NXT is doing is so amazing. I love watching NXT and watching the women do what they’re doing. I am so proud of all of them and how far they’ve come. Honestly, I can’t wait for all of them to come to Raw and SmackDown so I can wrestle them again. I miss my friends.”
Rhea Ripley is set for her second WrestleMania match this weekened. She totally expected WWE to insert Charlotte Flair into that match, but the company went another direction. We’ll have to see how things pan out, but it’s not likely to be a stress-free process.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote