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Rhea Ripley On Her Relationship With Buddy Matthews, Becky Lynch Talks Part-Timers In WWE

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Rhea Ripley recently spoke with Logan Paul on the “Impaulsive” podcast to discuss her relationship with Buddy Matthews and how they support each other’s careers. She said,

“[Buddy] is happy for me and he also knows how far I can go in this company and how far his limitations are as well. For him, he’s been in WWE, he’s been wrestling for maybe over 15 years, and he knows that when he was in WWE, he hit a peak there. Then over in AEW, he’s doing well and it’s slowly growing. The House of Black is slowly growing and getting more steam, but he also knows that at the end of the day, the platform that I’m on, this might make a lot of people mad, but it’s obviously higher.”

She continued, “I feel like he doesn’t get threatened by that and he says he doesn’t either, so I’ll take his word. I trust him, I believe him. He’s very comfortable in what he’s doing and who I am. He also loves to help me along the way and help me grow, which is what a relationship should be. If I’m winning, he’s winning.”

Ripley and Matthews announced their engagement in August of last year.

During a recent interview with The Mirror, Becky Lynch opined on a number of celebrities who often come in for one-off appearances for WWE, and why that can be frustrating at times.

You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On WWE using celebrities: “It’s easy to be special when you only show up every four weeks or however often and then creative is specifically designed to make you feel important. Whereas when you are on TV every week, you’re on every live event, you’re doing the work to make these people seem important, you are doing the grunt work to allow them to come in and say ‘hello, let me wave majestically at everybody.’ It used to be a thing that wrestling fans would scoff at but now it seems they are starting to revere it more. Like: ‘Oh yay, this person has come around and graced us with their presence.’ So that becomes frustrating.

“In the past, the champion would make their rounds through the territories, show off the title and be front and center. Now that model is changing and I don’t know if it’s for the better. You learn by being in front of the crowd constantly and when you are in there with somebody who has learned by being in front of the crowd, you get better. So it moves the business forward.”

On part-timers like Roman Reigns and The Rock: “Roman and Rock are an exception because they have been there before. But if we start relying on these celebrities, the part timers, the people that don’t actually know how to do this, that don’t understand the craft, we’re in trouble. We need leaders, people who care about this, who think about stories, who think about their character, who want to drive it forward. So yes, it’s great to have the eye grab of celebrities, let them bring eyes to the product, but we can’t rely on it.”

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