On Monday night Raw it was officially announced that former NXT women’s champion Rhea Ripley is joining the Raw brand.
It’s been rumoured for some time that Ripley was due a call-up to the main roster. She had a memorable performance in the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble Match, as the runner-up to Bianca Belair. The identity of the brand she was joining had been up in the air but Raw always seemed the likely destination.
Ripley made history last year as the first NXT Women’s Champion to defend the title at WrestleMania when she faced (And lost to) Charlotte Flair.
‘The Nightmare’ has remained one of the most dominant competitors in NXT’s women’s division since that loss.