Rhea Ripley worked hard to establish herself as one of the top Superstars in WWE’s women’s division. She found success in both NXT and the main roster so far. She also really loves being a heel.

The former RAW Women’s Champion has gone through several changes over the years. She is currently part of the Judgment Day stable after turning heel a few months ago.

While speaking with Kenny McIntosh for Inside The Ropes, Ripley was asked to describe the importance of her heel turn. Ripley stated that she believes she was becoming too ‘lovey dovey’ before turning heel.

“I think it was really important because things slowly start to get stale, and I’m always up for a change, and I’m always up for a gear change in a way as well, which I think I really needed. I was sort of in the tag division doing my own thing with Nikki A.S.H. and then Liv, and I sort of lost myself and lost that brutal streak that I had in a way as well. I was becoming too lovey-dovey and just like trying to please people again, which is what I did when I first moved to America and I was in the first-ever Mae Young Classic. So I felt myself just sort of shifting back to that, and I was like, ‘Nah. Nah, fam. I don’t want this, I don’t like this.’ So I’m just gonna be me again and be confident and be confident and be a menace and just be chaotic and brutal. So that’s where that gear change sort of just came from.”


Judgment Day’s Finn Balor and Damian Priest faced off against Edge and Rey Mysterio, with Rhea Ripley in her faction’s corner at WWE Clash at the Castle. Despite losing, the faction had the last laugh after Dominik turned heel.

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