Rhea Ripley Talks Being NXT UK Champion, Facing Toni Storm, Wanting The Show To Air Live, More
August 10, 2021
The new WWE NXT UK Women’s Champion, Rhea Ripley recently spoke with The Sport Bible about becoming champion and the show in general.
On facing Toni Storm:
“It was awesome! I’ve known Toni for a long, long time. We were both in Australia together and I’ve known her since I was 16 pretty much. To be able to share such a special moment with her was just amazing to see how far we’ve both come in the amount of time and to both end up in the same place. Going for the same prestigious title like that is insane. Just how life works out, you know.”
On how she wants to be as WWE UK Women’s Champion:
“I just want to set a challenge pretty much. Like, I want to show everyone how much this title means to me because it means the world to be the first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion. Like, I’m so honoured and humbled to be able to hold this prestigious title and I’m not letting go of it that easy. Ha-ha!”
On wanting to tape live:
“I hope so. I’d like to record live. With the whole NXT tapings and it not being aired yet but, like, still being seen and people finding out, I’m okay with it because it eventually does get aired.
“Yeah, it’s a shame that I haven’t been able to talk about it for three months, but at the end of the day, I’m still the first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion, so… I don’t really mind when it gets aired. It’s still awesome, it’s still amazing, it’s still a cool experience! But at the end of the day, the main goal for me is to be on live TV and if NXT UK could go live that would be awesome.”
“They can pretty much expect a hard-hitting match. We’re gonna go all out because this is a big, big stage and it’s for the NXT UK Women’s Championship, so we’re not holding back. Gloves are off. We’re gonna go all out, I reckon.”