RHEA RIPLEY: WWEs Rhea Ripley says wrestling is more metal than ever (Louder Sound)

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WWEs Rhea Ripley says wrestling is more metal than

By Metal Hammer
14 May 2021

We speak to metal-loving superstar Rhea Ripley ahead of this
weekends Wrestlemania Backlash

WWE superstar and Raw Womens Champion Rhea Ripley knows a
thing or two about heavy music: she looks metal as fuck,
pays homage to former Suicide Silence frontman Mitch
Luckers deathcore stomp in her entrance, has Ash Costello
from New Years Day singing her entrance theme and spends
just about every moment shes not in the ring or at the gym
poring over Motionless In White videos.

I love Motionless In White, she explains in a new
interview for the Metal Hammer Podcast, days ahead of her
title defence at Wrestlemania Backlash this Sunday. I dont
know [why], its just their style of music, and I love
watching their music videos as well. I get so distracted
watching them, sometimes Ill just play them and Ill sit
there watching them like a movie for hours.

I still remember the first time I got to see them live: it
was at Soundwave in Australia; I only knew a couple of their
songs, and honestly, from 100, 150 metres away, I heard a
song that I knew and was like, Oh my god! I left my
friends and my family behind, I was running and I just
jumped straight into the middle of the mosh pit.

We also asked Rhea if she thinks wrestling has become more
metal than ever, with metal-repping superstars like herself,
Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins dominating the scene and the
likes of Code Orange, Power Trip and Poppy performing on

Yeah, definitely, she says. Especially in NXT, I feel
like thats where metal really thrives. I absolutely love
that about NXT because it makes it so unique. Theyre really
catering to my metal people, which I loveand its great,
because youll get little kids growing up thatll be just
like me! Haha!

She also comments on Slipknots All Out Life being the
official theme song of NXT, adding: Its amazing. I love it
- I downloaded it straight away, as soon as [the theme] got
changed to Slipknot. I was like, This is a banger!

Rhea defends the WWE Raw Womens Championship against Asuka
and Charlotte Flair this Sunday at Wrestlemania Backlash -
watch via Peacock in the US and via the WWE Network
everywhere else.

Listen to the full interview with Rhea on the new episode of
the Metal Hammer Podcast.

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