Rhea Ripley recently revealed that she was suffering from brain injury. The Judgment Day member also shared a photo of some dental work she had done after getting hit in the face in the ring. Fans have been wondering how long those ailments will keep Ripley out of action.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez discussed Rhea’s status. Her brain injury is most likely a concussion. It was noted that she is not expected to be out of action for much longer after the Money in the Bank premium live event.

“Her teeth were knocked loose in a match and she had braces put in. The braces were evident on her the last time she was on TV. But, the other thing must’ve been, you know, when she says her brain, that usually means a concussion. As we’ve said before, you know, we said it on Monday when we announced it. The two things that WWE doesn’t like to talk about are COVID and concussions. I’ve known people in WWE who have both who have [said] outright, ‘We’re told not to say that.’ So, she said it. She didn’t quite use the word concussion, but she had a brain injury is what she said…

She’s not going to be on the pay-per-view, obviously. They made that very clear, but it’s not expected to be a long-term absence either. She’s expected to be back very soon.”


Bryan Alvarez pointed out that they were told the same thing about Bryan Danielson’s recovery time. Meltzer pointed out that Danielson has had about two dozen concussions. Rhea Ripley has likely not had anywhere close to that number, so it may not be an apt comparison.

With brain injuries, nothing is ever certain. It sounds like Rhea Ripley is expected to make a quick and full recovery. Hopefully, she is back in action sooner than later.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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