WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley continues to make waves both inside and outside the ring, as she receives a prestigious nomination in her native Australia.

The recently held Elimination Chamber premium live event in Perth, Australia, marked a monumental occasion on the Road to WrestleMania 40, with Ripley headlining the show by successfully defending her title against the formidable Nia Jax, solidifying her highly anticipated matchup against Becky Lynch at WrestleMania.

In the wake of her commanding performance, Ripley’s achievements have garnered recognition on a national level, as she finds herself nominated for a significant honor in her home country. According to The Advertiser, Ripley has been named on the shortlist of potential candidates for the esteemed title of South Australian Woman of the Year.

The description accompanying Ripley’s nomination highlights her remarkable journey from humble beginnings in Adelaide’s Riot City Wrestling as a young teenager known as Demi Bennett to her current status as the reigning Women’s World Champion in WWE. Her return to Australia for the Elimination Chamber event symbolized a triumphant homecoming, marking WWE’s first live show Down Under since 2018 and serving as a fitting prelude to WrestleMania 40.


At just 27 years old, Ripley has already etched her name in the annals of wrestling history, earning acclaim as one of the sport’s greatest talents. Since her signing with WWE in 2017, she has amassed a massive following on social media platforms, boasting 3.4 million followers on Instagram and 2.6 million followers on TikTok. Her influence extends beyond the ring, as evidenced by her forthcoming feature on the cover of WWE’s annual video game, a testament to her unparalleled dominance in the industry.

As Ripley continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her unparalleled athleticism and undeniable charisma, her nomination for South Australian Woman of the Year stands as a testament to her indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication to excellence.

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