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Despite Scaring a Kid, Rhea Ripley Receives Love From Fans: “She’s the Best”

Published 01/13/2023, 1:00 PM EST

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Recently on WWE Monday Night Raw,  a tag team turmoil match occurred for the #1 contendership of Raw tag team titles. The Judgment Day emerged as the victorious team in that match. The match was a hit and people liked it a lot.

However, there was another segment with Rhea Ripley that went unnoticed during Raw but got huge popularity after it. 


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Although the match was phenomenal, but what comes after that made fans go crazy for Rhea Ripley. After the match, when the judgement day was heading backstage, Ripley saw a little kid wearing a Rey Mysterio mask booing them.

Rhea, being herself, took the advantage of the moment and gave a jumpscare to the kid. This left the WWE universe shaken and once again Rhea showed why she is one of the best “heels” in WWE. 


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WWE post a reel on their official Instagram handle and people are falling in love with Rhea Ripley and her heel persona.

Several users are wishing to be in the place of the kid, while others are just admiring Rhea’s presence of mind. Fans are also calling her a “top-tier heel”, saying “she is the best” and demanding to give her a decent push. 

Rhea Ripley and her heel persona


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This 26-year-old pro wrestler was signed by WWE in 2017. And, in 2019, she earned the title of NXT women’s champion. Rhea made her main roster debut in March 2021 and challenged Asuka for Raw Women’s Championship. The championship match took place at WrestleMania 37 and Rhea Ripley won it. However, she lost her title on the reign of 98 days to Charlotte Flair. 

After that, Rhea went to conquer the women’s tag team division. She partnered with several other superstars, but their alliance ended after a short run.


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On the 18th April episode of Raw, Rhea Ripley attacked her partner Liv Morgan, which made her heel for the first time in WWE as a main roster.


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From that day onwards, Rhea is perfectly maintaining her heel persona. She emerged as an amazing heel and fans are loving her even more. She never hesitates to showcase her heel persona even outside the arena. And all these things combined are making her a fan favorite. 

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Manjot Kaur

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Manjot is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Being a Martial Artist herself, she is a huge WWE fan since high school. She completed her bachelors from Chandigarh University in computer science but writing gave her joy rather than programming.

Edited By: Debmallya Chakraborty