Rhea Ripley Is Heading To WWE Raw

As announced on last night's Raw, former NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley is red brand bound...

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Rhea Ripley will soon join the WWE Raw roster.

This was announced on last night's show, with the promotion airing a short vignette hyping the former NXT Women's Champion's arrival on Monday nights. The full clip can be viewed at the foot of this article.

Unfortunately, it doesn't offer a more specific timescale than "coming soon."

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Ripley concluded her NXT business with a Last Woman Standing loss to Raquel Gonzalez at New Year's Evil on 6 January. It was reported soon after that the match was intended as Rhea's NXT write-off, with the 24-year-old handed a "secret" main roster call-up following the defeat.

Next up for Ripley was a strong showing in the 2021 Women's Royal Rumble. Entering at number 14, she eliminated seven other competitors en route to the final two, with her and Bianca Belair engaging in an electric showdown to close the match. Rhea ended up going over the top rope, though she was elevated by her performance.

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Ripley hasn't appeared on WWE television since the Rumble, though she should already be familiar to main roster audiences thanks to her big role at Survivor Series 2019 and WrestleMania 36 feud with Charlotte Flair.

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