Rhea Ripley is certainly one of the top female WWE Superstars right now, as her stock continues to rise with every passing week. That being said, Ripley was called out for acting like a clown on RAW this week.
The past year has been nothing short of incredible for The Eradicator, especially after she joined The Judgment Day. After all, her becoming the WWE Women’s Champion has only further cemented her status as the top female star in the company.
As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, Ripley was at ringside when Finn Balor and Damian Priest defended the Undisputed Tag Team Championships against The Creed Brothers. All hell broke loose as Ripley and Ivy Nile got involved in the scuffle. Ivy flaunted her strength as she got the Women’s World Champion on her shoulders.
While speaking on Legion of RAW, former WWE writer Vince Russo mentioned that the spot heavily damaged Rhea Ripley’s credibility and made her look like a clown, stating that she should have be compared to Chyna ever again.
“If you didn’t think it was a comedy act, all you had to do was look at that spot with Ivy and Rhea Ripley when she got Ripley up on her shoulders. Can you imagine Chyna doing that? That’s what people don’t understand. After watching that tonight, don’t ever compare this girl to Chyna. Ivy’s got her up on the shoulders, her face is fully exposed, Rhea is doing all this like Wilma Flintstone rather than just cracking her in the face. Don’t ever make the analogy with Rhea Ripley and Chyna again. You can watch all the times Chyna was on RAW, and never once did she act like a clown.”
Ivy Nile will be challenging Rhea Ripley for the WWE Women’s Championship on the Day 1 edition of Monday Night RAW. Therefore, it remains to be seen how she will fare against The Eradicator.
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