Rhea Ripley On What WWE Elimination Chamber In Australia Means To Her

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Rhea Ripley has opened up about what it means to her to be able to compete in her home country at the WWE Elimination Chamber PLE.

For the first time in her WWE career, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley will get to perform at a major Premium Live Event in her home country of Australia. Not only that but Rhea Ripley’s match with Nia Jax is expected to be the main event of the Elimination Chamber PLE.

At the WWE Press Event for Elimination Chamber, Ripley was cheered heavily by her fellow Australians. Jax also mentioned that she was born in Australia like Ripley, which led to Ripley saying that they were glad Ripley left and was raised in the US instead of Australia, which drew cheers from the fans.

Even though Ripley is a heel on WWE television with The Judgment Day group, she will be cheered heavily in Australia and with good reason. Ripley has been featured on a lot of the advertising for the event taking place at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

In an interview with The West Sport, “Mami” Rhea Ripley did her best to explain just how important Elimination Chamber is to her.

“I’m glad that I had the sunnies (sunglasses). Because my eyes were getting a bit teary and I’m just happy to be home. I really am and I’m so happy that we get to bring a PLE to Australia. Not just any PLE, we get to bring Elimination Chamber. We’re on the road to WrestleMania and one of the stops there is here in Australia, here in Perth, here at Optus Stadium and it’s such a special event, it really is.”

“To be the face of the PLE as well, to be on the poster, to have Motionless in White as the theme song, made for Rhea Ripley, so it makes me very, very proud and it just makes me look back at my career and it makes me look at everything that I’ve gone through and it’s all built up to this moment. This is my WrestleMania before WrestleMania.”

Rhea Ripley Could Find Out WrestleMania 40 Opponent At WWE Elimination Chamber

In addition to the Women’s World Title match between champion Ripley and challenger Jax, there will be a Women’s Elimination Chamber Match featuring six top superstars. Whoever wins that match will face the Women’s World Champion at WrestleMania 40 on April 6th or April 7th.

The full lineup for Elimination Chamber is below.

* Women’s World Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Nia Jax

* Men’s Elimination Chamber Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton vs. Bobby Lashley vs. LA Knight vs. Kevin Owens vs. Logan Paul

* Women’s Elimination Chamber Match: Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair vs. Liv Morgan vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Naomi vs. Raquel Rodriguez

* Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Judgment Day – Damian Priest & Finn Balor vs. Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate

* Grayson Waller Effect with Cody Rhodes & Seth “Freakin” Rollins

Elimination Chamber takes place on Saturday, February 24th at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia, at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT streaming LIVE on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.

H/T Fightful