Rhea Ripley was on SmackDown this week, and she appeared to have a great time as a heel alongside Judgment Day. This just shows how great of a performer she is, because The Nightmare was dealing with her own personal grief on the inside.

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Rhea Ripley logged onto Twitter where she revealed that her grandmother, who she called nonna, passed away. In case you didn’t know, The word for grandmother in Italian is nonna.

Along with some photos of herself with her nonna, Rhea Ripley also dropped a heartfelt caption to explain her grief to fans. She was able to say goodbye in a touching tweet, even though she couldn’t be there in person.


Thursday night I lost one of my favorite people. Nonna, Im going to miss your strong loving hugs & your little sassy cheeky attitude. It’s so hard saying goodbye, but being able to see you again in Feb was the highlight of my year

I miss you & I love you with all my heart.

It must be difficult for Rhea Ripley, or anyone else who is so far away from their family. She sacrificed a lot to become a WWE Superstar, but Rhea Ripley is also racking up a ton of experiences while making her nonna very proud in the process.

Our thoughts go out to Rhea Ripley and her entire family during this time.

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