Rhea Ripley Reveals When She Found Out About WWE WrestleMania 37 Raw Women's Title Match
"Man, it was a shock to me as much as it is to everyone else."
Rhea Ripley has revealed she was told about her Raw Women's Championship match at WWE WrestleMania 37 just a couple of hours before last week's Raw.
Ripley made her official debut on the red brand last week, confronting Asuka after her match with Peyton Royce and challenging her to a Title match on 'The Grandest Stage Of Them All', which Asuka accepted.
The decision to have 'The Nightmare' face 'The Empress Of Tomorrow' came after a number of reported cancelled plans for the Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania 37, with Ripley herself admitting she found out about the scheduled match just a few hours before she issued the challenge.
Speaking to the New York Post, Ripley said: "So, it’s actually kind of funny, My last few weeks have actually just been in catering. I’ve just been going to the Raw shows and I’ve just been chilling in catering, not really knowing what was really going on with me or what they had planned.
"I just was eating too much and that’s pretty much how it went for like weeks and then last week I found out, I want to say around 4pm, what was going on. Man, it was a shock to me as much as it is to everyone else. I was super surprised, super excited.
"I guess, Asuka has been putting over in few interviews that she wanted to wrestle me for a long time and vice versa. I’ve also been saying she’s someone I’ve watched for a long, long time and always looked up to and thought was amazing at what she did. I’m very happy that this match is being planned because I think it’s gonna be a great one."