Rhea Ripley is certainly one of the top female WWE Superstars right now, as her stock continues to rise with every passing week. That being said, Ripley admitted that the WWE women’s division suffered while she was feuding with the men.
The past year has been nothing short of phenomenal for The Eradicator, especially after she joined The Judgment Day. After all, her becoming the WWE Women’s Champion has only further cemented her status as the top female star in WWE.
For well over a year, the WWE Women’s Champion had been feuding with men on both Monday Night RAW and Friday Night SmackDown, especially taking out stars such as Akira Tozawa, Luke Gallows, Kevin Owens and many more.
While speaking to The West Australian, The Eradicator talked about her booking in WWE over the past year while being compared to Chyna. Riley admitted that the WWE women’s division suffered while she was feuding with the men.
“I don’t think getting compared to Chyna is a bad thing at all. I think it’s amazing. I’m actually very proud of that fact. The only problem that I’m having at the moment is that, I’ve done all these amazing things with men that have been so good to me, and let me do these things. While I was doing that, the women’s division was suffering a little bit, and not getting built the right way. It was at a weird time where things weren’t certain and things were changing constantly, so the women’s division suffered a little bit, and now we’re trying to build it back up.
Obviously we have like our Becky Lynches, we have Nia Jax, we have our Charlotte Flairs, our Asukas, all of that, but it’s time to make some new stars as well, and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to make new names and get the women’s division rocking and rolling.
So there’s lots of great challenges, but for me, I love doing everything. I love beating the men up. I love beating the women up. It makes me different, it makes me stand out, and it’s a lot of fun.”
There is certainly truth to what Rhea Ripley said as fans had been complaining that Ripley barely did anything as the champion and simply put most of her energy into The Judgment Day. Regardless, we’ll have to see how WWE will continue to book Ripley in the coming weeks.
What do you think of what Rhea Ripley said? Are you in agreement with the women’s division suffering because of her feuds with men in WWE? Share your thoughts in the comments!