Rhea Ripley has proven herself a dominant force in WWE, even winning the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 39 when she defeated Charlotte Flair.
However, many fans online seem as impressed by her physical appearance and demeanor as her in-ring work, and often make lewd propositions to her online. She’s well aware of how she’s viewed, and she had a particularly humorous response to one fan on social media.
When a fan asked what he had to do to get Rhea to choke him the way she has choked on-screen partner Dominik Mysterio in the past, she responded:
“That’s only for Dom Dom”
That’s only for Dom Dom https://t.co/hHDxzsa3PH
— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) April 16, 2023
Mysterio himself also took to social media to respond, saying simply:
Mami ☺️⚖️ https://t.co/SYGqghDoQo
— Dominik (@DomMysterio35) April 16, 2023
Ripley has been heavily involved in Dominik’s feud with his father Rey Mysterio, often showing up with him at family gatherings to wreak havoc and cause chaos within the family. Dominik was even arrested on Christmas Eve, leading to him taking on a hardened ex-con persona ahead of his match with his father at WrestleMania 39.
Rhea Ripley Won The SmackDown Women’s Championship At WrestleMania 39
After winning the 2023 Royal Rumble, Rhea Ripley declared that she would face Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, hoping to finally beat The Queen on the Grandest Stage of Them All. She was victorious in the end following a Riptide off the second rope.
The bout between the two took place on night one of the blockbuster event, and it was a hard-hitting affair that garnered heavy praise from fans and critics alike. Dave Meltzer rated the bout 4.75 stars, and Ripley herself said on After the Bell that she believes they stole the show.
“Coming out of that match, I did feel like we stole the show. I feel we went out there and left everything we had in the ring and proved to everyone exactly why we should have been in the main event spot.
“Yes, we didn’t have a good build like Sami, Owens, and the Usos; at the same time, Charlotte and I, every time we step in the ring, we bring the brutality, we bring the ferocious when we go out there and we just beat the living crap out of each other. All the praise that we got, it made me happy and made me proud that we went out there and beat the crap out of each other and loved it. It’s a weird feeling. I get it, I do get it.” (h/t Fightful)