Rhea Ripley recently criticized a popular storyline involving Charlotte Flair, expressing dissatisfaction with the lack of story in their feud despite Flair being one of the biggest homegrown talents from WWE NXT.

Charlotte Flair defended her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39 Saturday. There was a lot of anticipation for the match, as both competitors had proved their worth in the ring.

Rhea Ripley defeated Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in what was an incredible match-up at WrestleMania 39. 

While speaking to Gorilla Position, Rhea Ripley emphasized the importance of a build and storyline leading into a match. She admitted the lack of build and criticized the storyline between her and Charlotte Flair heading into WrestleMania 39, acknowledging that the match itself was phenomenal but felt the story building up was lacking in some places.


“Yeah, of course. The whole build towards the match is the story beforehand. With no story, I feel like, yes, you can still have a great match. I mean going off of myself and Charlotte [Flair] at WrestleMania [39]. The match itself was absolutely phenomenal. The story building up? It was lacking in some places.”

Rhea Ripley is currently set to defend her Women’s World Championship against Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 40, while Charlotte Flair is currently recovering from her ACL injury. It remains to be seen whether the two will clash again somewhere down the line.

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