WWE Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley talked about expecting to be called up from NXT to the main roster last year in an appearance on Out of Character with Ryan Satin.
This was around the time that she wrestled Charlotte Flair for the NXT Women’s Title at WrestleMania 36.
“No one told me anything,” Ripley said. “I was just kind of going along for the ride, just doing my job. But I had a feeling that I would be going to RAW, Smackdown on the next callups. It just didn’t happen.
“I wasn’t mad about it. I just got more time in NXT, which is something that I loved. I loved being a part of NXT, I loved being around the people there and having matches with those girls. It’s definitely a real home feeling when I’m in NXT. And I’m glad I got a few more months there, a year pretty much, before I got called up.”
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