Bianca Belair Admits She Was 'A Little Jealous' When Rhea Ripley Wrestled Beth Phoenix

Bianca Belair reflects on the one achievement that Rhea Ripley has accomplished in 2023 that she wishes she could say she's also done.

Bianca Belair has made history in her own right in 2023 as she marches towards 400 days as the WWE Raw Women's Champion. While Bianca continues to make history, Rhea Ripley, the current WWE SmackDown Women's Champion, has made history in her own right in 2023.

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During a recent interview with DS of Ring the Belle that was recorded prior to WWE WrestleMania 39, Bianca admitted that watching Rhea Ripley get to wrestle Beth Phoenix as part of a mixed tag team match at WWE Elimination Chamber 2023 made her a little jealous because Phoenix has always been her dream opponent.

"I wanted to hang out with Beth Phoenix. I mean, Rhea's have a great year. She's done a lot of amazing, great things. I'm just like, 'I wanted that.' Beth is amazing. She's great. Whenever I came into WWE, my answer [for which legend I would want to face in a dream match was always] Beth Phoenix. So I'm excited for Rhea. She's doing amazing things, and I'm excited for her WrestleMania match, but I was a little jealous when she got to wrestle Beth Phoenix," said Bianca.

Bianca was recently drafted to WWE SmackDown as part of the 2023 WWE Draft. Rhea Ripley is not eligible to be drafted until Monday Night Raw on May 1. Therefore, it is currently unclear what will happen with each brand's respective Women's Championship belts.

Bianca and Ripley have crossed paths since WrestleMania 39, admitting that at some point, they will have to collide in the ring once again.

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