In an interview with TalkSport.com, Rhea Ripley discussed her storyline direction in 2020 following Wrestlemania 36…
“I didn’t really know what the whole plan was for the rest of the year, but I thought it would last a lot longer than it did. I thought I’d be, in my mind, having matches with Charlotte for the majority of the year then possibly going to RAW or SmackDown and continuing things there. But, it didn’t happen and I’m still really thankful I got that extra time in NXT because I got to do so much cool stuff. Like I got to wrestle one of my best friends, Raquel Gonzalez, and have epic matches. I’m still really thankful I got to stay and do my work there, but I definitely thought it was going to lead somewhere different.”
“You just got to trust the process because even if you don’t know what’s going on, they always do. It’s wild to think we’re back to where I was a year ago and I’m back into something with Charlotte Flair. And it’s cool to have Asuka there too. I think that’s going to be magic.”
The Australian captured the RAW Women’s Championship from Asuka on night two of WrestleMania after only debuting on RAW a few weeks prior to the event. At WrestleMania 36, Ripley faced Charlotte Flair with her NXT title on the line. The Queen would defeat Ripley much to the chagrin of the internet wrestling fans.