Rhea Ripley Explains Why Her WWE Heel Turn Was Important

Rhea Ripley felt like her heel turn came at the right time

WWE star Rhea Ripley has spoken about the importance of her heel turn, noting how it allowed her to become more like herself again and avoid becoming stale. 

In an interview with Kenny McIntosh of Inside the Ropes, the former WWE Women's Tag Team Champion said: 

"I think it was really important because things slowly start to get stale, and I'm always up for a change, and I'm always up for a gear change in a way as well, which I think I really needed. I was sort of in the tag division doing my own thing with Nikki A.S.H. and then Liv, and I sort of lost myself and lost that brutal streak that I had in a way as well. 

"I was becoming too lovey-dovey and just like trying to please people again, which is what I did when I first moved to America and I was in the first-ever Mae Young Classic. So I felt myself just sort of shifting back to that, and I was like, 'Nah. Nah, fam. I don't want this, I don't like this'. So I'm just gonna be me again and be confident and be confident and be a menace and just be chaotic and brutal. So that's where that gear change sort of just came from".

Ripley has been aligned with The Judgment Day group for the past several months and recently helped recruit Dominik Mysterio to their ranks.

H/T Fightful

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