Rhea Ripley thinks there is space in WWE’s future for intergender wrestling.
In an interview with Fox 61, the Smackdown Women’s Champion shared her thoughts on The Judgement Day running RAW and her thoughts on intergender wrestling.
“I’m not too sure. For me, I would like to see it, just for the pure fact that I also love beating up the men. I love showing them exactly who I am and proving my dominance,”… “It’s a different kind of excitement for me because you get to see the fear in their eyes when they realize that they’ve taken you lightly, that they didn’t take you as a threat, to begin with. I hope so, for me, but I’m not too entirely sure what the future holds.” – Transcribed by Fightful
The brief six-minute interview shows why Ripley is a star. She comes across as personable while still being in character. She plugs her team, their storylines, and her philanthropic work with WWE. From a company perspective, this is someone you want as a champion.
Ripley’s words are genuine but come with the hesitation of someone who knows the reality of WWE as a family-friendly business. With the company looking to cast the widest net possible for its audience and networks reluctant to show what they perceive as male-on-female violence for entertainment, in WWE’s current climate, intergender wrestling seems out of reach. Perhaps this could change. However, change can only occur if wrestlers in the same position as Ripley advocate harder for intergender wrestling.
What are your thoughts? Do you think there should be more intergender wrestling? Do you see WWE being open to the idea? Let us know what you think, and if you are looking for more discussions on intergender wrestling, why not check out this article?