“My Confidence isn’t Huge in My Everyday Life”- WWE Champion Rhea Ripley Explains Why She is Taking Acting Classes

Published 05/05/2021, 10:37 AM EDT


WWE Superstars exert a different level of confidence inside the ring. However, this doesn’t mean they don’t struggle with their confidence levels backstage. In recent events, WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Rhea Ripley, opened up about her struggles with confidence.

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Rhea Ripley’s in-ring character is quite opposite of who she is in actual life. Hence, sometimes she realizes that it’s only when she’s Rhea Ripley that she has confidence. Unfortunately, that isn’t enough to maintain a strong front at all times.

Therefore, she revealed to Ryan Satin that she started working on improving her overall confidence levels to provide continued support to her in-ring character.

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“My confidence isn’t huge in my everyday life. I’m a really shy person and I’m not good at keeping a conversation and being a larger-than-life person.

“When I’m in the ring, that’s where I get all my confidence and where I get to be Rhea Ripley, but still myself, which is weird to say out loud because it doesn’t make sense but then it does when you’re there doing it.

“I want to be myself, as in Rhea Ripley, but I want to have that confidence that everyone else seems to have all the time. I’m working on it.” H/t Fightful.

Previously, she had expressed suffering with her confidence after losing to Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 36.

Rhea Ripley prepares for WrestleMania Backlash

Currently, the Raw Women’s Champion is preparing to take on the former Raw Women’s Champion at WrestleMania Backlash.

Ripley was put in a rivalry with Asuka when moved from NXT to Raw. Wasting no time, trying to build her way to the top, she directly challenged the top dog of the Raw women’s roster, Asuka, for the title at WrestleMania 37.

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At WrestleMania 37, Ripley showed true power and confidence. She maintained her character throughout and put up a dominating performance and ultimately defeated Asuka for the title.

Of course, Asuka came back looking for a second opportunity, which has been granted. However, there is a chance Charlotte Flair might get involved too.

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Recently, Flair, Asuka, and Ripley got into an altercation on Raw. This segment ended with Asuka verbally abusing Charlotte Flair.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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