Rhea Ripley says she loves everything about being Dominik Mysterio's Papi, or his Mami, depending on his preference.
Ripley previously stated that she turned Dominik into a man. Since then, she has whispered in his ear and remained by his side on WWE Raw. In multiple promos, she has called herself his "Papi". Meanwhile, Dominik also referred to Ripley as his "Mami."
During an appearance on the September 21 episode of WWE's The Bump, Ripley was asked to describe her relationship with Dominik. She didn't offer much explanation, though she noted that she enjoys the "Mami" and "Papi" aspect of it.
“I mean, wouldn’t you like to know? Wouldn’t everyone like to know? But my relationship with Dominik is something that I keep with Dominik, okay, so I’m not going to go too in depth with it. But I see a lot on him, like we all do. I could see that Rey was taking advantage of him and not really giving him the spotlight that he really deserves, where he can blossom and just take charge of his own life. Like he said, he was in his father’s shadow, and he couldn’t get out, so we gave him that opportunity. As for the Mami and Papi stuff, [laughs] I love every single aspect of that. I called myself Papi before just to sort of get under his skin and get through to bin and also just make fun of Rey. Dom Dom gets what he wants. If he wants Mami, it’s Mami. If he wants Papi, it’s Papi," Ripley said.
To elaborate, she continued by stating that she's fine with being Dominik's Mami or Papi, as long as he knows that she's one of them.
“Either or, as long as he knows that I’m one of them," she said.
Ripley recently discussed the importance of her heel turn. More information is available here.
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