Sean Waltman: The Fans Are Buying Into Rhea Ripley, It's Just Getting Started

WWE Hall of Famer Sean 'X-Pac' Waltman discussed NXT TakeOver: WarGames III on the latest episode of his podcast. Highlights (courtesy of Denise Salcedo) are below.

You can listen to the entire podcast in the video above.

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Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman On Who The Big Winners of NXT TAKEOVER: WARGAMES 3 Were 

Keith Lee really stood out to me in this match he did a lot of really cool stuff in the match and it fit. To me of this recent last couple of weeks, Rhea Ripley and Keith Lee are the big winners, the biggest winners, everyone's a winner, but to me those two are overnight sensations. 

Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman On Why Rhea Ripley Is Getting Over with The Fans 

It’s more than them just trying to portray it that way, it’s the people that are buying it that way, you can try and push something on people and they are going to buy it or they’re not. They buy her. I mean in a huge way. It’s barely gotten started. So when I was down at NXT last month and they had- it’s called the coconut show run, it’s all the local Florida {shows}, when they stay in Florida for their live events. So on one of those she came out unannounced and she got the biggest pop of anyone on the entire show and it wasn’t even close, it was insane, it's just one of those things where you go ‘oh shit’ this is indicator right here. I mean lets be honest she was blessed with some amazing genetics, she is a big girl, a big strong girl, you see her stand toe-to-toe with Shayna {Baszler} and you’re like okay, yeah. 

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