Rhea Ripley is the Future
This year, WrestleMania will be seen so differently that for the first time in history, there will be no fans in attendance. Coronavirus pandemic has intervened across the nation affecting our way of life. WWE is currently taping WrestleMania in a closed set. For Rhea Ripley, it is a disappointment that she will not experience the 80,000 people in attendance and share her story like many other superstars have documented each year. Ripley is the real future of WWE amongst others that proclaim that they are set for destiny.
Born in Adelaide, South Australia and currently resides in Orlando, Florida, Ripley is the NXT Women's champion. Her career path is "Second to None."
In June 2013, she made her debut in Riot City Wrestling where she became a two-time women's champion. She continued her journey wrestling for Australian Promotions and other promotions related.
On July 13, 2017, Ripley made her WWE debut and joined the Mae Young Classic. She defeated Miranda Salinas and lost to Dakota Kai. On August 25, 2017, she debuted NXT in a six-person tag team match.
Ripley's career started to launch in 2018 where she joined her second Mae Young Classic. She was eliminated by Io Shirai in the quarterfinals but her charisma and energy landed in NXT UK. She defeated Toni Storm to become the NXT UK Women's Champion.
In 2019, she returned to the United States and joined NXT. Her career path elevated as she had become a WWE name. NXT took over RAW and Smackdown leading to the Survivor Series. In the triple threat Survivor Series, she was the last woman standing by pinning Sasha Banks. At NXT Takeover, Ripley defeated Shayna Baszler to become the NXT Women's champion.
We are a week away from WrestleMania and Ripley is set to challenge "The Queen" Charlotte Flair. Flair is a 10-time women's champion and is ranked number two in the PWI Rankings. For Ripley, she is currently 35th in her second year ranking. Although Ripley will not feel the intensity, the fire, the adrenaline that superstars ever dream of having surrounded by thousands of fans and the millions watching around the world, she is set to have her dream match. A win over Charlotte will place her as the number one female superstar in the WWE, debatable for the wrestling community to chat about.