Rhea Ripley made a notable appearance on The MMA Hour, where she and Becky Lynch further fueled anticipation for their upcoming WrestleMania showdown.

During her interview with Ariel Helwani, Ripley didn’t mince words, expressing her desire to face “The Man” version of Lynch at WrestleMania, rather than the current persona that includes Lynch’s roles as a mother, wife, and author. “I don’t want mom Becky Lynch. I don’t want the mother, I don’t want the wife, I don’t want the book writer Becky. I want The Man,” Ripley asserted during the show.

In a surprising turn of events, Lynch made an unexpected appearance on set shortly after Ripley’s comments, leading to a heated confrontation between the two wrestlers. The tension escalated to the point of a pull-apart between them, adding to the anticipation for their impending clash at WrestleMania.

Following the altercation, Helwani expressed his surprise and apologized to Ripley, acknowledging the unexpected turn of events. “I did not know that was going to happen, I apologize. You may not want to come back here again but thank you for not breaking our set,” Helwani remarked to Ripley.


In addition to the intense exchange, Ripley disclosed during the interview that she has been grappling with a wrist injury as of late. Lynch, seizing the moment, shouted her intent to target Ripley’s arm during their altercation, declaring, “Thanks for giving me a target, Mami. I’m coming for your arm and the #WomensWorldTitle at WrestleMANia,” as expressed on X.

With emotions running high and animosity brewing between Ripley and Lynch, their clash at WrestleMania promises to be a fiercely contested battle for the Women’s World Title, captivating audiences worldwide.

What factors do you think will play a role in determining the outcome of the highly anticipated showdown between Rhea Ripley and Becky Lynch at WrestleMania? Let us know in the comments.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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