Former Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley has established that love has no forbidden door as she confirms that she is dating AEW star, Buddy Matthews.
For several months fans of Rhea Ripley have been playing love detective online as they speculated on her relationship status. But now, no further detective work is needed as she confirmed that she is in a relationship with Buddy Matthews.
Answering a question on social media that asked what Matthews had that the question poser didn’t, Ripley simply replied “Me.”
— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) May 1, 2022
Recently, Rhea Ripley has embraced her villainous side 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.
Buddy Matthews made his AEW debut on the February 23rd episode of Dynamite when he joined The House of Black by attacking Death Triangle’s PAC and Penta Oscuro. This led to a match on the Revolution Buy-In where Matthews, Black, and Brody King defeated PAC, Penta, and Erick Redbeard.
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.