WWE legend Shawn Michaels has commented on the comparison between Attitude Era star Chyna and current WWE sensation, Rhea Ripley.
With Rhea Ripley one of the most popular WWE stars (even with non-wrestling fans through her looks and clips being shared on social media) it is no surprise that she draws comparison to another badass female from the past.
With some comparison to DX star Chyna, now Shawn Michaels has spoke about the comparison in an interview with Sportskeeda.
“Chyna was one of the rare and unique people. I think she changed the face of women’s wrestling in a big way. So I guess I’ll always kind of be biased in respect to Chyna. I think she was unlike any others before her.
“But look, Rhea is absolutely one of my favorites. I knew it from the day I walked in to NXT that you could see that she was something special, and [I] wanted to do everything that I could to do be a part of her career. When she started out with us in NXT UK, I’m just telling you, you could see her grow, you could see her confidence grow, watch her evolve and just turn into a fantastic performer, and then came over here to NXT and continued that ascension.
“So I’m not surprised one bit by her success on the main roster, and she’s still so very young. She’s going to surpass certainly, respectfully, anything that Chyna accomplished, but I don’t think that will ever take away from what Joanie contributed to the WWE and this sport in general.”
Rhea Ripley continues to be a fan favorite despite the fact her faction are meant to be heels, with no one getting more vitriol slung their way than Ripley’s on-screen love interest, Dominik Mysterio.
In real life, Ripley remains partnered with AEW Buddy Matthews whereas Mysterio is engaged to his longtime sweetheart of over 11 years.
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