Rhea Ripley is an Australian professional wrestler, who is currently part of the Raw roster. She has been with the company since 2017 and has won several singles titles in the company. She is a former NXT UK Women’s Champion, NXT Women’s Champion and the Raw Women’s Championship too. She became a part of the main roster in 2021 and pinned Asuka on Night Two of Wrestlemania 37 to become the Raw Women’s Champion.
Ripley’s reign as the Champion continued for 98 days – during which she successfully defended her title against the likes of Asuka and Charlotte Flair. But her reign came to an end when the Queen pinned her at Money in the Bank. While she did try to recapture the title, she eventually became a part of the Tag Team division – forming a team with Nikki A.S.H.
The WWE Universe absolutely loved this unlikely pairing and they gained immense support. Within a few weeks of forming the team – Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. went on to become the Women’s Tag Team Champions, after defeating Natalya and Tamina. They held on to the titles for a couple of months before losing it to Carmella and Queen Zelina.
After several weeks of trying to recapture their Tag team titles – Nikki was done with this team and turned on Ripley. She attacked Ripley and turned Heel. The two Superstars were scheduled to compete in a match on the latest episode of Raw. But before their match could begin, Ripley and Nikki were attacked by the current Champions.
But this wasn’t all. After they were done, Nikki attacked Ripley once again. She smashed her into the steel steps. Rhea Ripley recently took to Twitter to issue a stern warning to her former partner. “It’s hard to break someone that enjoys pain. Try again,” tweeted Ripley.
Rhea Ripley’s main roster run
Rhea Ripley earned the main roster call up in 2021, after an impressive run in NXT UK and NXT. As soon as she appeared on the main roster she got involved in the Raw Women’s Championship feud, along with Asuka. She captured the title at Wrestlemania 37, and was able to defend it at Wrestlemania Backlash and Hell in a Cell.
Ripley had a significantly long feud with Charlotte Flair – in which Nikki A.S.H. got involved too. In fact, a night after Ripley lost the title to Flair, Nikki A.S.H. won the title. The three Superstars feuded till Summerslam – where Flair won the title and the other two went on to become a Tag Team.