AEW star Buddy Matthews has shared videos on social media showing him working out alongside WWE’s Rhea Ripley.
Buddy Matthews made his AEW debut on the February 23rd episode of Dynamite when he joined the Malakai Black headed House of Black in attacking Death Triangle’s PAC and Penta Oscuro. This led to a match on the Revolution Buy-in show where Matthews, Black, and Brody King defeated PAC, Penta, and Erick Redbeard. Since then, Matthews has joined his house of Black stablemates in defeating Bear Country and the team of Fuego del Sol and The Dark Order’s Evil Uno and Stu Grayson.
Before joining AEW, Matthews was a member of the WWE roster for eight years, during which he became an NXT Tag Team Champion alongside Wesley Blake as well as capturing the Cruiserweight Championship in 2018. After being drafted to the main roster in 2019, he aligned himself with Seth Rollins and went on to win the Raw Tag Team Championships before their eventual split.
Recently, Matthews has shared videos of himself working out alongside WWE star Rhea Ripley. In the first, the two are lifting weights together, while in the second, Matthews has Ripley on his back as he performs “ultra gravity assisted core stabilization tricep pulldowns”.
“Innovation” is my actual middle name! And for good reason!
These are called “ultra gravity assisted core stabilization tricep pulldown” – U.G.A.C.S.T.P for short! Having a person on your back helps keep you connected to the Earth – stabilizing your core while getting tricep pulldown. You can also add a calf raise if your feeling Spicy
Not everyone can do these as you see at the end! For: SUPER ADVANCED INNOVATIVE LIFTERS!”
Recently, Rhea Ripley has turned heel after attacking her partner Liv Morgan on the most recent edition of Raw. The duo were taking on Sasha Banks and Naomi for the Women’s Tag Team Championships when Morgan was taken out of the match with a Backstabber from Banks. This meant she was unable to prevent Ripley from taking the pinfall and the two losing their tag title opportunity.
After Naomi and Sasha left the ring in celebration, an upset Ripley asked Morgan why she wasn’t there to help, and Morgan tearfully tried to plead her case. However, Ripley’s anger boiled over and she laid out Liv Morgan, ending their partnership.