With Smackdown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley operating at her highest level yet seen in her time in WWE, it’s natural that new doors are likely top open and new opportunities are going to reveal themselves.
And according to the Judgment Day’s ‘Eradicator’ those new opportunities have been in the acting realm, however, whilst interested in pursuing that path eventually she revealed on Cheap Heat With Peter Rosenberg, that’s something she sees after her active in-ring time is over.
When asked about a transition into acting being in her future, Ripley replied:
“I mean, it could be. Quite possibly. I feel like if I were to do a movie, it would have to be like an action or a horror. I don’t think I can really do anything else.
“But I’ve definitely thought about it and I did acting classes for, like, two years I wanna say. And I did get offered a movie but I just, I couldn’t do it because my schedule was just so hectic and I wasn’t gonna have any time off to do it.”
As well as her hectic schedule preventing any potential acting role, her more important reasoning was then revealed.
“So, I’d legit never be home and I’d never get to see my dogs. Yeah, I just couldn’t do it but maybe after wrestling there might be one or two that I could do.”
Despite being the current Smackdown Women’s Champion, Ripley was recently drafted to Raw while Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair was moved to SmackDown.
Both women seem set for new programs on their respective brands with Natalya confronting Ripley on Monday’s Raw (May 8) while Belair was brutally attacked by WrestleMania 39 opponent Asuka in the middle of her championship celebration on Smackdown (May 12).
Here are results from the Friday, May 12 episode of WWE SmackDown:
AJ Styles def. Edge, Rey Mysterio in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Bobby Lashley def. Austin Theory, Sheamus in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Grayson Waller appeared in a backstage segment with Adam Pearce and announced the winner of the Styles vs Lashley main event would appear on his Grayson Waller Effect talk show next week
Cameron Grimes def. Baron Corbin
Roman Reigns made his first appearance since WrestleMania 39 and said that Solo Sikoa has stepped up, but the Usos are a problem and that they embarrassed him
Paul Heyman then announced Reigns and Sikoa would be challenging Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia
Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def. Bayley & Dakota Kai to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Former NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly made their SmackDown debut backstage, setting up a match against the Brawling Brutes for next week
Bianca Belair appeared for a ‘celebration’ in her hometown of Knoxville, but was interrupted by a returning Asuka who spat mist in Belair’s face
AJ Styles def. Bobby Lashley in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Transcript courtesy of Inside The Ropes
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