Since joining Judgment Day back in May at WrestleMania Backlash the career of Rhea Ripley has gone from strength to strength. That is despite her rarely stepping into the ring to wrestle.
As part of the group also featuring Finn Balor, Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio, Ripley has established herself as a formidable enforcer and a true force to be reckoned with. The former Raw Women’s Champion can often be found circling the ring, calling the shots as her teammates go to work, taking out anyone who stands in her way.
Rhea Ripley Takes Shot At Beth Phoenix
One person who made the mistake of crossing paths with Ripley was Beth Phoenix. The WWE Hall of Famer stepped to Ripley as her husband Edge went to war with Finn Balor at Clash At The Castle. However, despite initially getting the upper hand, it was Ripley who got the last laugh, nailing Phoenix with brass knuckles. She then delivered a thunderous con-chair-to, and Phoenix hasn’t been seen on WWE television since.
Since then, Rhea Ripley has made sure to remind fans what she did to the former Women’s Champion, taking that one step further at WWE Crown Jewel. While accompanying Balor, Priest and Mysterio to the ring for their match with AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, she had her hair styled in the same way as Beth Phoenix.
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Once the match was underway, Ripley again made her presence felt, attacking AJ Styles on the outside, leaving the way clear for Balor to pick up the win.
In the main event of the show, Roman Reigns retained his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship with a win over Logan Paul. Despite the YouTube star providing the best showing of his short WWE career, it was the Tribal Chief who continues his dominant run at the top of the company.