Rhea Ripley is not one to shy away from expressing herself with fans. She is living it up as heel, and the SmackDown Women’s Champion. This comes with a few creative liberties, and that includes the gestures she makes in the ring.

WWE is a family-friendly company, so middle fingers and crotch chops aren’t flying around like they used to. That didn’t stop Rhea Ripley from letting fans know exactly how she feels about them during a recent WWE live event.

The Nightmare scored a pinfall on Shotzi Blackheart, and it was quite a pin. While Shotzi was folded up like an accordion, Rhea Ripley gave fans at ringside the middle finger to really rub it in.

A photo of that pinfall went viral, and fans were talking in a big way. The Rhea Ripley middle finger image is certainly meme worthy, so we can probably expect some clever edits from fans for some time to come.


You never know how a merger of WWE with the UFC under Endeavor’s oversight might change the company’s PG edict. Obviously, some fans really like seeing a vulgar side of WWE Superstars.

What’s your take on this pinfall from Rhea Ripley? Did she take it too far? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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