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AEW Full Gear Echoes With Support for Rhea Ripley as Fans Chant “We Want Mami” During Fiance Buddy Matthews’ Match

Published 11/18/2023, 7:57 PM EST

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Fans oftentimes tend to defy the expectations of pro wrestlers in the most shocking way possible. While many stars don’t make references to their previous workplace at their current promotion, the wrestling faithful tend to remember their entire career. At AEW Full Gear, Buddy Matthews was reminded of his old workplace as those in attendance wanted to see Mami.

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Fans wanted to witness the glory of Rhea Ripley at AEW

At the AEW Full Gear PPV, Buddy Matthews locked horns against former WWE star Cesaro, who now goes by the name Claudio. As per reports, during Matthews’s performance, fans cheered for him in a unique manner. The crowd apparently wanted to see Rhea Ripley at the Los Angeles Kia Forum. The indoor arena erupted with the chants of “We want Mami”.


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Matthews was the dominant star in the ring. After a bit of tussle, the former WWE star gained momentum as he delivered a Jackhammer, followed by a Crossface submission. However, the tides changed as Claudio delivered an uppercut. He then later pinned Matthews with the Ricola Bomb and secured his win.


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Matthews, who has been with AEW since February 2022, has seen a meteoric rise in popularity at the promotion. The star from Australia joined the company as a heel and is one of the formidable stars who happens to be a member of the House of Black stable at AEW.

While both Rhea Ripley and her fiance are scary heels at their respective promotions, they have an altogether different persona outside the ring. Most importantly, fans love the fondness they show for each other.


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Rhea Ripley’s wholesome dynamic with Buddy Matthews

Pro wrestlers oftentimes don’t get to see their family and their loved one’s due to being on the road most of the time. This was once highlighted by Dominik Mysterio while he was talking about his real-life beau. On the contrary, both Ripley and Matthews are in the same business, but working for different promotions.  Due to their conflicting schedules, they don’t get a lot of time together. And when they do, they make sure to cherish it. Something similar happened a few weeks ago when the two were spotted in public.


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Both the stars were seen standing in public with Ripley holding on to Matthews’s arm. As soon as she realized that fans noticed her, she tried hiding behind her fiance. This showed a timid and vulnerable side to the powerhouse Rhea Ripley is in the ring. Apart from that, they both are seen having the time of their lives whenever they are together. During the Halloween season, The Eradicator was seen dressed as a pizza slice while Matthews dressed as a pineapple ending the debate that pineapple does belong on pizza. With the fans chanting, would you like to see Rhea Ripley in an AEW match cheering her fiance?

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Written by:

Shaikh Aerajuddin


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For me pro wrestling has two things that I like the most, storytelling and fighting. Let’s just say movies are failing to keep me entertained in those departments. I grew up watching WWF and not WWE and any hardcore fan will agree that the two are not the same, but I love both iterations.
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Amal Joyce