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Since joining WWE’s main roster in 2021, Rhea Ripley has proven that she can keep improving in all aspects of this business. Evidently, there is no end in sight to her upward trajectory in the near future. As the reigning WWE Women’s World Champion, she has overcome all the obstacles that appeared in front of her. She even dispatched a long-term rival yet again on a house show recently.

And the recent victim of her reign of terror was Nia Jax. The Samoan star featured in a spot that recently broke the internet. What was it? Well, it was a stink face by Rhea Ripley onto the face of Jax. But do you know that another WWE superstar asked to get stinkfaced? Who? Let’s find out.

Shayna Baszler hopes to get stink-faced

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In a moment that broke the internet, Rhea Ripley’s stink face became a crowd favorite moment. The same can’t be said for Nia Jax, who hated being on the receiving end of the move. But there’s another superstar who specifically asked to receive the same punishment at the hands of Ripley. And it’s none other than Shayna Basler. The former MMA fighter could be seen inside the ring at Rockford, where she requested the Judgment Day member to dish out the same move. So, did she get stinkfaced?

Well, it seems like all this was a plan as Nia Jax ran from behind and hit a clothesline on ‘Mami’. But who cares when you still manage to win the fight and remain a crowd favorite, right? But what made her emerge as a special prospect amongst the talented bunch of young wrestlers? The Judgment Day star’s ascension to the main event scene has grown leaps and bounds. But how did the WWE Women’s champion pull this off? She pulled back the curtains on her secret.

Rhea Ripley’s big reveal

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Since her arrival in WWE, Rhea Ripley has undergone significant changes in her appearance. Not only has she transformed her physique with work in the gym, but she has also modified her style. Adding tattoos and changing her hairstyle, among other aspects. These changes have become an integral part of her character and are highly appreciated by fans, as they feel they give Ripley a greater personality.

During her appearance at BWGS Pod, Rhea Ripley was asked about her physical transformation and what motivated her to make that decision. Ripley explained that upon signing with WWE, she noticed that the women in the company didn’t look like her.  They didn’t have tattoos or a similar style, except for Ruby Soho, who now works at AEW. The WWE star credits Soho as one of her chief inspirations for realizing that she could look different from the conventional and still succeed.

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As we mentioned earlier, part of Ripley’s current success is due to her physical appearance. Which has become an integral part of her character and would be less distinctive without her. But do you think she could’ve achieved success even without the gimmick change? What do you make of Baszler’s demand to Ripley? Let us know in the comments.

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Abhishek Kumar Das

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Abhishek Kumar Das is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a researcher, journalist, and combat sports editor, Abhishek is uniquely poised to deliver wrestling news that is both straightforward and backed by facts. A die-hard Jeff Hardy fan, and a defender of heels to hell and beyond, he enjoys delving into the different storylines that both WWE and other promotions have to offer.
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Amal Joyce