Rhea Ripley has revealed that she initially had no desire to join TikTok, a popular social media platform.

Ripley’s popularity has soared in recent months, with notable achievements such as winning the Women’s Royal Rumble match and capturing the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 39. As her fame grew, Ripley became a social media sensation, particularly on TikTok, where WWE announced her as the most followed active superstar.

In an interview with Phil Strum on Under The Ring, Ripley discussed her utilization of social media and her experiences with platforms like TikTok. She shared that she was initially reluctant to join TikTok and it was WWE who encouraged her to create an account.

Ripley acknowledged the interesting dynamics of social media, where both positivity and negativity coexist. While her TikTok account has gained tremendous popularity, she admitted that she doesn’t spend as much time on social media as before due to the abundance of negativity. However, she still takes joy in viewing fan art and images of people recreating her makeup looks, as they represent the positive impact she has had on others.


“Social media is a very interesting place. There is a lot of positivity, but there’s a lot of negativity. Obviously, my TikTok has been going absolutely wild, which is funny because I didn’t even want TikTok. Work made me get it because apparently, I was TikTok famous. They made me get it, and I guess they were right because it skyrocketed, and now I’m the most followed superstar in WWE, which is wild. I don’t really go on social media too much anymore because there is so much negativity. I don’t read as much as I used to read. Obviously, I try and see all the fan art and all the pictures of people doing my makeup, because I like to see that stuff. I like to see the lives that I’ve inspired and the people that I’ve brought the confidence out, in a good way. Most of the time, I’ll post something really cheeky and then get off the app.”

Despite her initial reluctance, Rhea Ripley’s TikTok presence has surged, and she has embraced the platform’s popularity among fans.

What are your thoughts on Rhea Ripley’s journey on TikTok and her perspective on social media? Do you believe it’s important for wrestlers and public figures to have a presence on platforms like TikTok? Leave a comment.

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