Originally published at Rhea Ripley invites Becky Lynch to challenge her at WWE WrestleMania 40
The challenge is something Ripley invites.
Since WrestleMania 39, Rhea Ripley has been in possession of the WWE Women’s World Championship, formerly the SmackDown Women’s Title. Since winning the title, she’s had four successful defenses and her most recent was against Raquel Rodriguez at Payback.
Ripley’s next defense is against Natalya and it is taking place in India at WWE Superstar Spectacle. India Today spoke with Ripley and she was asked about the idea of facing Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 40. Ripley welcomes that challenge. The two wrestled one-on-one in NXT in 2019. The match was ruled a no contest because of interference.
I expect a huge challenge from The Man, Becky. She has definitely made her a name for herself in this company. She’s accomplished so much. She’s going down in history, as one of the best. And she will 110 percent be in the Hall of Fame one day. She really has made her own legacy. But like Becky, like Charlotte (Flair), like Sasha (Banks), like Bayley, like the Four Horsewomen, they’ve all made a name for themselves. But at the end of the day, when you step in the ring with Mami, it’s a whole different sort of challenge. And if it were to be myself and Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 40, you know, I invite that challenge. Like you said, we went one-on-one in NXT. And there was no clear winner because it was a DQ because Shayna (Baszler), Jessamyn (Duke) and Marina (Shafir) just had to come down and ruin that for me when I was on the stride of my life.
So, I would like to see what the outcome would be. I would love to step in the ring with her. I think it would be a great challenge. But at the same time, I feel like she doesn’t exactly know what Mami is capable of. And like what happened at WrestleMania 39, Charlotte underestimated me. She thought I was still the child that she wrestled at WrestleMania 36. I’m not. I’m a completely different animal. I’m a monster these days. I’m a nightmare. I’m an Eradicator. And it’s me and Becky. I’m just saying Mami is gonna end up on top, just like she always does.
I mean, I’ve got quite a collection going (of my signature pins). I think that if we (add) Becky to the list, I think everyone would be quite happy with that.
Headlining the 9/12 edition of NXT on USA Network is Becky Lynch challenging Tiffany Stratton for the NXT Women’s Championship.
This past Monday on Raw, Raquel Rodriguez stated that she is getting a rematch for Ripley’s title.