Top WWE Raw Superstar Reveals She Looked Up to Triple H, CM Punk and The Miz Growing Up

Published 09/24/2021, 11:07 AM EDT


Rhea Ripley was recently spotted speaking with writer Gary Cassidy for Issue 12 of Inside The Ropes Magazine. In the interview, Cassidy asked Ripley about her dream opponent.

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Ripley was quick to answer and took no time to admit Beth Phoenix as her dream opponent.

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Rhea Ripley claimed the WWE Hall of Famer to be a ‘bad a*s’ and feels that she was different from the others. Ripley said, “She’s so bad-a*s and so different.”

“Growing up watching wrestling, I knew that my body type didn’t fit the same mold as everyone else’s and she was sort of in the same boat as me, so it was great having someone like her to look up to as well.”

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Rhea Ripley opens up about her wrestling idol

When asked about her wrestling idol while growing up, Ripley mentioned the names of three WWE superstars–Triple H, The Miz, and CM Punk.

She said, “Apart from the guys in Australia, I always looked up to Triple H, CM Punk, and The Miz.

Ripley further went on to say that she looked at all three of them for different reasons.

She added, “I thought Triple H was a bada*s, and he was so good at what he did, whereas The Miz and CM Punk, they’re just so good on the mic. I really loved listening to them talk–I was always captivated, and I always listened to their whole promo until the very end and I really looked up to them. I wanted to be able to do that one day.

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Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H as the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions | Courtesy: Getty Images

This has turned out to be a good week for Ripley as she became the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion for the first time. They paired Ripley up with Nikki A.S.H and the duo defeated Natalya and Tamina for the titles.

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Ripley has been a force to reckon with in the WWE, as she is supposed to be the next big thing in the women’s division. Having won the WWE Women’s Championship along with Nikki A.S.H, it will be interesting to see for how long they can hold on to those titles.

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Shouvik Nath

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