Rhea Ripley’s rise in WWE took a lot longer than a lot of fans expected. In a lot of ways, she should have experienced her big WrestleMania moment years ago. Ripley defeated Charlotte Flair at the showcase of the immortals to win the SmackDown Women’s Title, but she’s’ not stopping there.
Ripley became one of the most recognizable faces in WWE thanks to her trademark style. As the reigning top woman in the SmackDown locker room, fans are curious about what her next move will be.
Despite her singles success, Rhea Ripley will continue her role as a member of The Judgment Day. While some may have expected her to switch over to SmackDown, Ripley has chosen to remain with her current team.
Rhea Ripley recently appeared on The Bump where she discussed her plan after that big WrestleMania title win. The Eradicator revealed that she plans to focus on the SmackDown side of things as their women’s champion.
“It’s Monday Night Mami. Whether Bianca [Belair] likes it or not. Yeah, I might be the SmackDown Women’s Champion, but I ran that place [RAW] with The Judgment Day and I had to go out there and take my moment… I just wanted to remind her that I’m still here and this is still my show, but this was sort of my warning to her, but also a little goodbye cause I will be stepping away more on SmackDown but you might still see me here and there.”
Rhea Ripley has a great thing going in Judgment Day, especially with the Prison Dom gimmick being on fire at the moment. Only time will tell what she does next, because Ripley now has free rein over both television shows.
With Vince McMahon back in control, it’s anyone’s guess what is in store for Rhea Ripley at this point. Let’s hope for the best as WWE”s merger with the UFC rolls on.
What’s your take on Rhea Ripley’s booking in WWE? Do you think she deserves this massive push? Sound off in the comments!