Becky Lynch Says “Rhea Ripley Is The Future Of Wrestling”

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Becky Lynch had a lot of good things to say about Rhea Ripley following WrestleMania 39 including the claim that Ripley is the “future of wrestling.”

It was a terrific WrestleMania 39 event for both Becky Lynch and Rhea Ripley. In Lynch’s case, she was victorious in a six-woman tag team match with Trish Stratus & Lita against the Damage CTRL trio of Bayley, IYO SKY & Dakota Kai.

As for Ripley, she had an outstanding match against Charlotte Flair that saw the talented Australian capture the Smackdown Women’s Champion for the first time. Ripley finished off Flair with an impressive Riptide slam off the middle ropes for the win.

For the talented 26-year-old Rhea Ripley, she became the first woman to win five different women’s championships in WWE:

* NXT UK Women’s Championship

* NXT Women’s Championship

* WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

* Raw Women’s Championship

* Smackdown Women’s Championship

In an interview with ESPN’s Daniel Cormier and Marc Raimondi, Becky Lynch praised Ripley heavily.

“She is the champion. She is one of the greatest female wrestlers I’ve ever seen in my entire life. She’s a natural, she’s a star. She is mesmerizing to watch. She’s the future of the wrestling business, I think. But I can’t wait to beat her for that title one day.”

At 37 years old, Becky Lynch is nearly a decade older than Ripley, so Lynch referenced that by saying that Ripley has a lot of time left to continue to build her legacy.

“My time is gonna come here one of these days, but Rhea has a lot of time left. I’m very excited [about] what she is going to do for the women’s division on SmackDown. I think it needs a fresh coat of paint, and I couldn’t think of a better fresh coat of paint than Rhea Ripley.”

As for the immediate future, Rhea Ripley is set to appear on tonight’s episode of Smackdown to being her reign as the Smackdown Women’s Champion.