Rhea Ripley lives for this, and won’t let a nagging knee issue slow her down.
During a post-show discussion with BT Sport‘s Ariel Helwani, Rhea Ripley gave more context about the knee injury she sustained during the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble match. Ripley mentioned dislocating her knee during her post-show press conference and told Helwani that it’s something she’s dealt with since she was a kid.
“I just have knee problems. I’ve always had them, growing up playing soccer. My kneecap just sometimes slides out of place and it sort of goes to the side, sometimes it will go to the very back of my knee and I will have to straighten it and it goes back. It hasn’t done it for years, so I don’t know what made it do it [this time]. I guess I haven’t drank enough water today or eaten enough, but yeah it slid out for a bit but I popped it back in straight away,” Ripley said.
“It happened maybe halfway through, maybe a little bit earlier? I wasn’t too worried because to be honest,” she added. “The rest of my body was pretty cramped anyway so I just sort of ignored it. My nose was busted too so all I could smell was blood. It was everywhere, but I live for this stuff.”
Rhea Ripley won the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble and will go on to face the RAW or SmackDown Women’s Champion at WrestleMania 39. Last year, Ripley told WrestleZone’s Dominic DeAngelo why a match with Bianca Belair, the current RAW Women’s Champion, would appeal to her.
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