WWE is giving a lot more focus to NXT, as Triple H and Shawn Micahels are able to let those rosters flow back and forth a bit better. The company also really wants to make sure that NXT gets a lot more viewership as television talks start up soon. This week’s show saw a special appearance nobody expected.

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Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio made their way to NXT, where they got themselves in a match at NXT Heatwave against Dragon Lee and Lyra Valkyria. Then Rhea Ripley got a rude awakening.

Raquel Rodriguez was just medically cleared via the storyline, and she is getting her match at Payback against Rhea Ripley for the Women’s World Championship. This was a big announcement that capped off a day that started with news of her and Braun Strowman’s apparent breakup.


This week on NXT, Raquel Rodriguez made a surprise return to NXT, so she could take out Rhea Ripley. Raquel and Rhea brawled as they plugged their match at WWE Payback.

We will have to see what happens next with Raquel Rodriguez and Rhea Ripley. Their match at WWE Payback is a long time coming, and it will be interesting to see how they book it. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more!

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