Rhea Ripley is the current WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, and she is part of The Judgement Day. Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio are two of the most entertaining superstars in WWE right now, fans boo mercilessly when Dominik takes a mic to speak.
Rhea Ripley recently was interviewed by Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, where she talked about The Judgement Day, Dominik Mysterio and more.
Rhea Ripley on her on-screen character
“I’m a very genuine person. When I first started in WWE, I was very timid and scared that I was going to do something wrong. I wanted to please everyone. That’s why you saw the Rhea Ripley you did. I didn’t think people would gravitate toward me. I thought they wanted something else from me. But it’s amazing. I stopped caring. I know myself better than anyone else. I found the confidence within myself to be myself. That’s the Rhea Ripley you see today.”
“It’s a funny feeling when I step out there. It’s like I’m stepping into a different body and different version of myself. There are weeks when my legs are killing me because I killed leg day, but then I walk out there and I feel great. I don’t think out there; I just do. I’m naturally reacting and sometimes I’ve even surprising myself. I’m having the time of my life.”
Rhea Ripley on Dominik Mysterio
“Seeing Dom’s growth in the past few months has been incredible. He’s paving his own path. That’s really inspiring to me. I don’t think people give him the credit he deserves.”