Rhea Ripley failed to capture the NXT Women’s Title on NXT this week. That battle with Io Shirai could have been her final match with the black and gold brand.
Ripley lost clean in the middle of the ring after a punishing contest this week. This is typically how NXT likes to write their Superstars off of the brand. During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said: “my impression is from watching [the match] is that Rhea is going to the main roster.”
We’ll have to see if Rhea Ripley shows up on the main roster soon. They could have a spot for her at Survivor Series if they work her into the plans fast enough. Right now there seems to be a big question mark regarding what her next move is.