After returning to Uncooked final night time (April 12) and chopping a great promo that clearly made her a heel for the primary time in a very long time, Charlotte Aptitude crashed the WrestleMania 37 rematch between Rhea Ripley and Asuka.
The Queen’s assault flowed logically from her speech. She was indignant she wasn’t on the ‘Mania card, that Asuka didn’t reply her problem (issued earlier than she examined constructive for COVID and was falsely knowledgeable by WWE that she was pregnant, however villains don’t take note of particulars like these!), and vowed to cease apologizing for “stealing” alternatives, as a result of she “is” the chance.
Doesn’t imply the brand new Uncooked Girls’s champ simply has to sit down again and take it, although. Ripley went on Uncooked Speak and took verbal goal proper at Aptitude:
“She’s so mad that I took my alternative. I deliberate my technique and I took my alternative. She’s mad at me for that? Trigger she would have achieved the very same factor. She would have achieved the identical. She needs to name me names, and simply put me down in so many alternative methods, however the factor about Charlotte is she’s jealous. She’s jealous of Rhea Ripley, trigger Rhea Ripley is an up-and-comer. I’m making my identify on this enterprise and he or she doesn’t like that. She doesn’t need to be second fiddle to Rhea Ripley. She’s scared that she’s getting outdated. She’s scared that she’s gonna get replaced someday. And that’s why Charlotte feels threatened sufficient to destroy my match with Asuka.
“I’m sick and uninterested in Charlotte. I’m over her. She will run her mouth all she needs, hit us from behind – however on the finish of the day, I’m right here, I’m the Uncooked Girls’s champion, and I’m right here to remain. I is likely to be an up-and-comer, I won’t have been right here for so long as she has. However on the finish of the day, I really like this enterprise, that is what I do, I’ve skilled for this second my complete life. And he or she doesn’t get to place me down. Not anymore. I’m sick and uninterested in Charlotte Aptitude. And I’m achieved with this interview. I’m achieved. I don’t need to speak about Charlotte anymore, I’m sick and uninterested in her, I don’t need to hear her identify anymore.”
A pair issues leap out at me from Rhea’s look as the ultimate visitor on this week’s pink model post-show, and her clearly impending program with the 13 time Girls’s champ.
- In case you noticed The Nightmare’s backstage interview on Uncooked and thought “why is she studying off the teleprompter?”, Uncooked Speak is a pleasant corrective. I wouldn’t go as far as to say she’s nice, but it surely’s night time and day from what aired on USA.
- They’re lastly leaning into each the actual fact Charlotte is a Aptitude, and the notion quite a lot of the net fan base has of her as somebody who takes different expertise’s display screen time, huge match spots, and championships. It’s a a lot better match than what they’ve been doing for years now – making her stroll a tightrope as a babyface who’s smug however backs it up.
Each of this stuff arrange a pleasant battle between Ripley & Aptitude (and makes me surprise if this pre-WrestleMania interview from the younger Aussie wasn’t deliberately planting the seed for this feud). Mix it with their unfinished history from WrestleMania 36 and NXT TakeOver: In Your Home, and Uncooked’s acquired a sizzling Girls’s title feud for the primary time in a protracted whereas.
That they didn’t select to do any of this with Asuka throughout her lengthy reign, utilizing her within the Tag title scene or as an additional in Alexa Bliss & Charlotte’s tales as an alternative? That’s not nice!
It’s the form of factor that can get The Queen warmth, although. And now that’s really what WWE needs.