WWE Superstar Rhea Ripley Imitates The Rock- The Rock Reacts

Published 12/26/2020, 9:00 AM EST


Rhea Ripley posted a hilarious picture on her Instagram. The NXT star posed like a former WWE superstar, recreating a very iconic image. Clad in a Christmas sweater and fanny pack, Ripley mocked The Rock’s iconic fanny pack photograph. That photograph remains one of the most imitated photos in the world.

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Ripley mocks The Rock

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Ripley effortlessly slid into the Rock’s brilliant and meme worthy pose. She didn’t exactly get the look down to the last detail. Instead of the black turtleneck, Ripley simply sported a Christmas sweater. However, the chain around the neck, the watch on the wrist, and the black belt were perfectly imitated.

Ripley reigned in the holidays with her boyfriend, Demetri Jackson. He is also a professional wrestler and has competed for various independent wrestling promotions.

Most recently, he made his AEW debut on Dark against Trent from the Best Friends. The couple posed next to each other sporting cool Christmas sweaters and wide smiles.

Dwayne Johnson left a hilarious comment on the post. He wrote, “Well you were already cooler than the other side of the pillow, but this is just next level sh*t very few understand.” 

This must’ve come as a shock and a surprise to the 24-year-old wrestler. Getting acknowledged by the biggest movie star on the planet is quite an exciting deal.

Rhea Ripley in 2020

The Nightmare entered 2020 as NXT’s biggest superstar. Ripley beat Shayna Baszler for the title in a stunning fashion.

Fans expected her to have a long title reign, but a certain Charlotte Flair had other plans. Even though she lost the title to the Queen, Ripley made history. She became the first active NXT superstar to wrestle and defend an NXT Title at WrestleMania.

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After losing the NXT Championship, Ripley would try to get back into the title picture. She made some enemies along the way like Toni Storm, Candice Le Rae, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez and Io Shirai. Towards the end of the year, Shirai and Ripley had a brilliant match for the NXT Championship.

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Rhea’s NXT career seemed to be over after her loss to Io Shirai. A move to WWE RAW was on the cards. However, she proved the speculations wrong and committed her future to NXT.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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