Rhea Ripley: Heading Into WrestleMania Against Becky Lynch Is A Real Bucket List Moment

Mami is ready for The Man.

Rhea Ripley had a career-defining moment opposite Nia Jax as she successfully defended the Women's World Title in her home country of Australia in the main event of WWE Elimination Chamber.

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Following the match, Ripley spoke with Byron Saxton in a WWE digital exclusive about her upcoming challenge against Becky Lynch at WWE WrestleMania.

Ripley says she's ready for Lynch and considers the upcoming match to be a bucket list check for her. Ripley says she and Becky Lynch only had one WWE NXT match and it was interrupted by Shayna Baszler. Come WrestleMania, Mami is looking to remind The Man that she is always on top.

"Everyone in the Elimination Chamber did exceptionally well. They all put up such a fantastic fight. I was watching very, very closely. I think heading into WrestleMania against Becky Lynch is a real bucket list moment. I've nearly knocked off everyone in the Horsewomen and Becky's the last one. I haven't stepped in the room with her since NXT and by Shayna Baszler, so we've never had a finish to our match. So I think it's very fitting that it happens at Mania, and I hope that Becky is ready. Otherwise, her nightmares are gonna become a reality, and Mami's gonna end up on top just like she always damn does."

Reflecting on WWE Elimination Chamber and being able to celebrate with her family, Ripley says that she allowed herself to soak in the moment in ways that she doesn't normally, calling it a rare wholesome moment for herself.

"It's hard to put into words exactly how special this is, to be honest. so taken back by the crowd reaction, actually seeing my family out there. To be completely honest, at the very end when I had that extra time to myself, I let it fully soak in. It's funny cuz I had a weird flashback over my last match here in Australia. I defended my title then, I left champion because Mami's always on top. I remember sitting in the middle of the ring and just soaking it all in and soaking up the crowd and just letting them in and letting them affect me in a way that I don't really try and let them affect me. I did the same thing tonight without even meaning to and it just gave me that flashback. It was a real wholesome moment for me, it really was. I hate getting teary on camera."

Ripley is also hoping to main event one of the nights of WrestleMania with Becky Lynch. Read her comments on that matter here.

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