SmackDown Women's Champion Rhea Ripley has laid out a big challenge to WWE RAW's backstage interviewer Byron Saxton after their brief interaction at a recent Live Event.
The SmackDown Women's Champion is one of the biggest heels in WWE today, who doesn't hesitate to step up to male performers. Her bodyslam to Luke Gallows is still fresh in fans' memories, while her squash victory over Akira Tozawa was one of the rare intergender matches in modern WWE history. Even the teases of a match against Solo Sikoa have drawn loud reactions from the crowds.
A Twitter user recently shared a clip of Rhea Ripley from a live event, where she seemingly intimidated Byron Saxton, who was seated at ringside. The Judgment Day member took note of the tweet and quickly issued a response, where she laid down a challenge to Saxton for a singles bout.
"Fight me@ByronSaxton," tweeted Rhea Ripley.
Check out Ripley's tweet below:
Rhea Ripley is open to wrestling more intergender matches in WWE
In a recent interview, The Nightmare was asked to share her thoughts about WWE possibly allowing intergender matches down the line. Ripley stated that while she wasn't sure what the promotion had in mind, she loved beating up men.
She explained that she liked to see fear in the eyes of male competitors after they realized they shouldn't have taken her for granted.
"I'm not too sure. So, 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. And 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. Like they didn't take you as a threat to begin with. So, I hope so for me, but I'm not too entirely sure what the future holds," she said.
Considering WWE caters to a mainstream audience, it's safe to assume there's little chance they would make intergender matches a regular on TV.
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