NXT UK Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley was interviewed by SPORTbible. Among other things, she talked about wanting to face Becky Lynch, how Miz was an inspiration to her.
On her winning the NXT UK Women’s championship being taped months in advance and chance of NXT UK having more live shows:
“I hope so. I’d like to record live. With the whole NXT tapings and it not being aired yet but, like, still being seen and people finding out, I’m okay with it because it eventually does get aired. Yeah, it’s a shame that I haven’t been able to talk about it for three months, but at the end of the day, I’m still the first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion.
So … I don’t really mind when it gets aired. It’s still awesome, it’s still amazing, it’s still a cool experience! But at the end of the day, the main goal for me is to be on live TV and if NXT UK could go live that would be awesome.”
On The Miz being an inspiration to her:
“I don’t think I’ve really taken anything from him. Maybe just his ‘snarkiness,’ but I think that’s the main thing that I really liked about him.
How he was just so cocky all the time and he pretty much just goes out there and says what he wants, so I guess I’ve been trying to do the same. I do it more on Twitter than in person, because why not? I just like his attitude and thought he was cool.”
Which women’s champion she’d like to face in the company:
“That’s a tough one because they’re all awesome athletes, so I definitely want to have a go at all of them. But the main one would probably be Becky Lynch just because she did have a little bit of a Twitter war with me and I don’t appreciate that. So, you know, you got to give it to her. [Laughs]”
Rhea Ripley will be defending her NXT UK Women’s Championship against Toni Storm at the first-ever NXT UK TakeOver on January 12, in Blackpool.