On a recent edition of “The West Sport” podcast, WWE Superstar Indi Hartwell lavished praise on Rhea Ripley, labeling her as an inspiration for Australian wrestlers.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Rhea Ripley: “Yeah, it seems that I’m always a few steps behind her, she’s always champion when I’m trying to become champion, but having Rhea — even though she’s two months younger than me — she’s definitely someone I look up to. I think she’s someone that a lot of men and women can look up to, especially Australians, to have like a figure like her in WWE. She’s one of the top Superstars there and I use her as inspiration. I love to see her journey and hopefully one day win the title off her.”
On when she first met Ripley: “Rhea and I actually met each other before we both started wrestling. We met each other as fans, like meeting the WWE Superstars at the airport when they came to Australia. So we met when we were like 15 or 16 and I don’t think she had started wrestling then. I certainly hadn’t started wrestling yet. But I went to Adelaide to wrestle and we knew each other but she’s always been a few steps ahead of me. So when I was really breaking into wrestling in Australia, that’s when she was off to WWE so it’s not really until now that we’ve really been in the same place for a while.”
Rhea Ripley: An Inspiration for Australian Wrestlers
In the world of professional wrestling, there are few individuals who can truly be considered trailblazers and inspirations for others. Rhea Ripley, a WWE Superstar, is undoubtedly one of those individuals. Hailing from Australia, Ripley has not only made a name for herself in the wrestling industry but has also become a symbol of inspiration for aspiring Australian wrestlers.
Indi Hartwell, another talented wrestler from Australia, recently spoke highly of Ripley during an episode of “The West Sport” podcast. Hartwell expressed her admiration for Ripley, highlighting her as someone she looks up to in the industry. Despite being just two months younger than Hartwell, Ripley has achieved remarkable success and is considered one of the top Superstars in WWE.
For Australian wrestlers like Hartwell, having someone like Ripley to look up to is incredibly significant. Ripley’s journey from Australia to the global stage of WWE serves as a beacon of hope and motivation for aspiring wrestlers from the country. She has proven that with hard work, dedication, and talent, it is possible to achieve great success in the wrestling industry, even coming from a relatively small wrestling scene like Australia’s.
Interestingly, Ripley and Hartwell’s connection goes back to their teenage years. They first met each other as fans when they had the opportunity to meet WWE Superstars at the airport during their visits to Australia. At that time, neither of them had started their wrestling careers. However, their paths would eventually cross again when they both ventured into the world of professional wrestling.
Hartwell recalls that while she was just beginning to break into wrestling in Australia, Ripley had already set her sights on WWE. This age difference in their wrestling journeys meant that Hartwell was always a few steps behind Ripley. Nevertheless, this dynamic has allowed Hartwell to witness Ripley’s growth and success firsthand, further fueling her admiration and inspiration.
Ripley’s rise to prominence in WWE has been nothing short of impressive. Her unique look, incredible in-ring skills, and undeniable charisma have made her a fan favorite. She has become a role model not only for Australian wrestlers but for men and women around the world who aspire to make their mark in the wrestling industry.
As Hartwell mentioned in the podcast, she hopes to one day win a title off Ripley. This aspiration is a testament to the impact Ripley has had on her fellow Australian wrestlers. Ripley’s success has shown them that their dreams are within reach and that they too can achieve greatness on a global stage.
In conclusion, Rhea Ripley’s journey from Australia to WWE has made her an inspiration for aspiring wrestlers, particularly those from her home country. Her success serves as a reminder that talent, hard work, and determination can lead to incredible achievements. As Australian wrestlers like Indi Hartwell continue to pursue their dreams, they can look up to Ripley as a shining example of what is possible in the world of professional wrestling.