At Wrestlemania 37, Rhea Ripley defeated Asuka, and captured the Raw Women’s Championship for the first time.
Former WWE creative team member Vince Russo recently shared his thoughts on Rhea, and explained why he believes “there’s just no effort” being shown by Rhea. Russo took to his own Legion of RAW podcast, and told listeners:
"I want to say this about Rhea Ripley and I'll tell you why. I always judge people on greatness, when it looks like they're putting no effort in. Watch any Frank Sinatra concert. When it looks like there's no effort... look at some of the greatest athletes, they don't even look like they're winded, you know, like Michael Jordan. It comes so easy to them. It was like this is god's gift, this person is in the right place, this is what they're supposed to be doing. There's no effort. There's just no effort”.
Vince continued to speak about the way Rhea dishes out her brutality, and he didn’t hold back on his opinion. Russo looked at each aspect of her presentation, and stated:
"Then I look at Rhea Ripley. Even on the entrance, I'm looking and this is what I'm overcome with... you're trying too hard. And why are you trying too hard? Well, you're trying too hard because you may not have 'it'. You don't have 'it' and you're really trying to have it, it's going to look like you're trying to have 'it'. That's how I feel when I see Rhea Ripley. She does that entrance with the big leg up in the air and stomping it down and it's like you're trying too hard”
The Raw Women’s Champion most recently made her presence felt in a main-event match up between Asuka and Charlotte Flair, where she played a significant role in the finish.
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(H/T and transcribed by SKWrestling)