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 Rhea Ripley - still only 27-years-old - just drew a packed stadium in her homeland of Australia and retained her title in the main event; a title she has held for nearly a year now.

 Yes, 'Mami' is a bona fide star in WWE and seemingly at the apex of her powers. Not many stars have the chance to go home and draw 52,590 people to a stadium, much less half way around the world from their usual weekly TVs.

But Ripley did it and all week long she looked every ounce the superstar the fans celebrated.

 MailSport was lucky enough to catch up with the RAW Women's Champion just moments after coming backstage through the curtain and understandably, the Judgement Day member was very emotional.

'Absolutely insane,' Ripley said when asked to describe the moment.

MailSport's Alex McCarthy was able to catch up with Rhea Ripley moments after her big win

MailSport's Alex McCarthy was able to catch up with Rhea Ripley moments after her big win

'It's such an insane, amazing, proud moment I can't put into words exactly how I feel. I am a blubbering mess and I am so emotional at this time [laughs]. I know it's not the Rhea Ripley that we all see, so I'm letting you all into my life. I'm letting you guys see my vulnerable side of me and it's all because of you guys. 

'Australia, this is my home. I'm so happy to be back, I'm so proud to be back with WWE and putting Australia on the map, showing everyone what we've got. That was one of the loudest crowds I've competed in front of and they stayed like that the entire night. So I'm proud of Australia and I hope Australia is proud of me too.'

Ripley has had plenty of big time matchups in her career, but nothing can top main eventing a stadium show in her own country. 

Ripley had to overcome Nia Jax in the main event in front of 52,000-plus in Perth, Australia

Ripley had to overcome Nia Jax in the main event in front of 52,000-plus in Perth, Australia

'It's wild. It's so wild going into this, into a PLE (premier live event) on the road to WrestleMania and this is the first time I've been able to compete in Australia for seven years, when I competed in Riot City Wrestling, that was my last ever match. 

'To come back as a WWE superstar, as the women's world champion, retain it and prove to

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