WrestleMania 40 Kickoff: “Mami” Rhea Ripley Challenged to “First Time Ever” Match by Former Women’s Champion

Published 02/08/2024, 8:02 PM EST

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The WWE WrestleMania 40 Kickoff show live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has been explosive. After Bianca Belair came out, it was Rhea ‘Mami’ Ripley‘s turn. Coming out, she addressed the fans and talked about her match in her home country at EC. However, her speech was cut short by Becky ‘The Man’ Lynch.

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The Man has been gunning for Ripley and her WWE Women’s World title for quite some time now. The two have crossed paths on WWE RAW as well.

Becky Lynch warns Rhea Ripley that Mami will know what it’s like to be a bottom

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Since the start of the year, Nia Jax and Becky Lynch have made Rhea Ripley’s life and reign a living hell. While Mami always has come out on top, the two former champions have not stopped their pursuit of her title. This upcoming Elimination Chamber will see Jax face Mami for the title while Lynch will compete in the women’s Elimination Chamber for a shot at the title at WrestleMania 40.

Becky Lynch won the qualifying match on WWE RAW to become the first person to be part of the Elimination Chamber match. Lynch told Ripley that the two would face off for the “First time at WrestleMania.” The last time the two squared off was in NXT back in 2019. If Lynch wins the Elimination Chamber, this will be their “first” Mania match. Following this, Lynch also claimed that this would be the first time Mami felt what it felt like to be on the bottom.

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Lynch made it clear that she needed this match to prove to herself that she was as good as she believed she was. However, this will be a reality if she wins at Elimination Chamber. Fans are really excited about this match, and with Lynch making such big claims, they believe it is booked that she will be winning the Elimination Chamber match. This will result in The Man and Mami facing off for the title.

 Would the WWE let Rhea Ripley drop the title before Mania?

There are two reasons why fans believe Ripley won’t lose at Elimination Chamber. First, it will occur in Australia, Ripley’s home country. This is the first time EC will be held there. Despite being a heel, she is a massive draw in her hometown.

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The second reason is that fans want to see Ripley vs Lynch. As mentioned by Lynch, this will be the first time the two square off at WrestleMania. This will be a massive draw for ticket sales. What do you think of Mami and The Man meeting at Mania?

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