WrestleMania 39 may have traveled every which way, yet fans are as yet discussing the incredible match between Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Pizazz on Night 1. Ripley thought their performance was on par with any other effort on either card, even though the match technically occupied the penultimate slot rather than the main event.
Ripley stated, "I feel like we went out there and left everything we had in that ring, and that's why we proved to everyone exactly why we should have been the main event spot," during an interview with Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick on After The Bell.
When reflecting on her match with Flair, Ripley revealed that she struggled to concentrate throughout the day. She was stressed about various things, including the overwhelming sensation of unpreparedness for WrestleMania and her gear needed to fit correctly.
Despite this, Ripley and Flair made a match that impressed fans with their ferocity and intensity.
Praise for Charlotte Flair's Competitiveness
Additionally, Ripley praised Flair, claiming that she brought out the best in her.
She enjoys being in the ring with a person as fiercely competitive as Flair, and Flair's intensity keeps her on her toes. Even though Dave Melter did not give the match a five-star rating, WWE Universe fans have been celebrating the intense and fast-paced action of the match.
In addition to talking about her match with Flair, Ripley admitted that she still wants to complete one dream match: a match in the singles with Beth Phoenix. Phoenix and Ripley have wrestled each other in the ring on multiple occasions over the past year, but they have yet to compete in a singles match.
Ripley will love to face Lita in a first-ever match if a singles match with Phoenix is impossible. With Edge and The Judgement Day's feud ending in Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania 39, whether WWE will schedule a Ripley vs. Phoenix singles match remains to be seen.
However, given Ripley's current acclaim, any mention of the SmackDown Women's Championship will undoubtedly be forgotten. Overall, Ripley's WrestleMania 39 experience was an emotional roller coaster. She will never forget the experience, from the day's stress to the intense match with Flair.
Concerning her fantasy match, the truth will come out at some point about whether she'll get to check it off her rundown. However, fans can hardly stand by to see what she offers that would be useful next.