Rhea Ripley defeated Charlotte Flair to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship in the penultimate match of WrestleMania 39 (Night One).
The inaugural night of WrestleMania 39 was headlined by the WWE Tag Team Championship match featuring Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens vs. The Usos.
In a recent appearance on the “My Love Letter To Wrestling” podcast, Ripley explained that she understands why WWE didn’t let her and Flair main event WrestleMania 39.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On being competitive about getting the main event spot: “Charlotte and I think we were more competitive towards — I wanna say the tag main event. Just because normally it’s the two Rumble winners that get the main event.”
On getting why the Tag Title match main evented: “I understand why we didn’t, because we didn’t really have that good story build going into it like the Bloodline did with Sami and Kevin. So, I 100% agree on that decision. But there was that side where you’re like, ‘Well, I’m gonna prove a point and be like follow that.’”