Rhea Ripley Discusses 'Rough' Matches With Charlotte Flair, Learning To Perform With No Fans

After getting past Asuka and winning the Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania 37, Rhea Ripley was attached to Charlotte Flair.

The two had an extended feud that featured multiple matches and culminated at WWE SummerSlam in a triple threat match that also featured Nikki ASH.

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Speaking to Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald, Ripley reflected on her bouts with Flair.

"It's always pretty rough [laughs]. Nah, getting in the ring with Charlotte, I always learn so much about myself. I do love stepping in the ring with her, it's always tough competition and she brings it. She brings everything she's got and I love that about her. In the ring, absolutely going mental and brutalizing each other," she said.

Before Ripley and Flair clashed in front of fans at WWE Money in the Bank, they battled at WrestleMania 36 with no fans at the Performance Center and she made her main roster debut inside the ThunderDome.

Speaking on working with no crowd, Ripley said, "It was a great thing to do, especially at a time like that when people needed something to distract themselves from what was going on in the world. I'm glad we still had that live on TV. For people like me, I debuted on Raw and it was a struggle for me to understand how the crowd felt about me, what I was doing and if it was right or wrong. I wasn't too sure. After a while, you get the hang of it and it becomes second nature and you learn, but it definitely took a long time how to learn to perform in front of zero people."

Ripley is currently aligned with Nikki ASH on WWE Raw.

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