In WWE, Rhea Ripley once held the NXT UK Women's Championship, of which she was the first champion, effectively becoming the first wrestler to win both the NXT Women's Championship and the NXT UK Women's Championship.
Ripley made a surprise appearance on the 3 February 2020 episode of Raw, confronting Royal Rumble winner Charlotte Flair and suggesting that Flair should use her Royal Rumble title opportunity to challenge Ripley for the NXT Women's Championship at WrestleMania 36.
In a recent interview with Mid-Day.com, she discussed her game plan for Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 36: “My game plan is to work as hard but also not get myself too tired. I am working out at the gym every day trying to get stronger and better.
I will also be focusing on wrestling-oriented training sessions. Mentally I am definitely ready. I have faced Charlotte before and I am ready to do it again and I am happy it is at WrestleMania. I am ready to go to town”.
On the NXT women’s division: “I think the NXT has the best women’s division ever and I am not going to argue about that fact. We are all so dedicated at what we do and we want to be the best. NXT as a whole is like you are fighting from your heart to prove that we are the main roster”.