Rhea Ripley competed at WrestleMania 36, and then there was report that she needed to go home. Her visa is running out and Australia is where she needs to be in order to take care of it. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge problem with those plans.
While speaking to PW Insider, Rhea Ripley brought up the pandemic. She stated that plans for her to go home and renew her visa were put on hold. Now she will have to try and figure out how to renew that important document without leaving the USA.
“It’s very sad. I’m a huge family person. I love having my mom, my dad, and my sister around. I love having all my friends around from Australia and I really, really do miss them, and it’s sad. Especially knowing that for WrestleMania, they were supposed to be in the crowd watching me. And then I had to go home and do my visa, which is now… I have to do it from here somehow. And then my sister was coming back to do a camp that I don’t remember what it was called, but a camp.”
“I was supposed to spend a lot of time with them and knowing that I won’t get to see them for a lot longer now it’s sad because I haven’t seen them since I want to say Christmas, and it’s too long for me.”
“I miss my family. FaceTime can only do so much. I want to give him a hug. I want to spend time with them. So I was talking to my mom and she was saying that possibly Australia might not open up its border for like two years. And I’m like, that’s so long for me.”
Rhea Ripley might not be able to go back to Australia for a long time. That leaves her trying to figure out how to renew her work visa so she can continue in the United States as a WWE Superstar.
WWE re-scheduled their tour of Australia and New Zealand for 2021. Hopefully, they won’t have to cancel that date for next year.