NXT superstar Rhea Ripley was a recent guest on Flash Morgan Webster’s Wrestling Friends podcast to talk all things pro-wrestling. The former women’s champion revealed during the interview that during her last WWE tryout she did the full Shinsuke Nakamura entrance, with the King of Strong Style watching from the sidelines.
They made us do entrances, full music and everything. My entrance, back home, I would come out headbanging to Of Mice & Men, and I would get on the apron and do the Nakamura bend back. That was my entrance. Little do I know, it’s my time to go out, and they start playing Shinsuke Nakamura’s music. I was like, ‘Oh God.’ I’m walking out and I see my coach, he’s like, ‘Do the Nakamura!’ I’m doing my thing, headbanging, I get to the side of the ring and do the Nakamura. I get up, get in the ring, look to where the chairs are and Nakamura is standing there. Just clapping at me. I legit cracked myself. I forgot what the match was.
Check out the full episode below. (H/T and transcribed by Fightful)