Rhea Ripley has been on a roll in WWE lately. Since joining the heel faction Judgment Day on Monday Night RAW, Rhea has emerged as the main figure in the stable. She has outperformed all three men in the faction and is now the main attraction.
Moreover, Ripley recently emerged victorious in the women’s rumble match. She chose current SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair as her opponent for WrestleMania 39.
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Recently speaking on Writing with Russo, former WWE head writer Vince Russo explained why Rhea needs to be a babyface.
“So now, you’re getting into that Roman Reigns area again. I would do it, bro, if the plans were to slowly but surely turn Rhea Ripley babyface. Get rid of all that goth stuff; let’s really see what a beautiful woman she is if that were the plan. If she is the heel WWE Women’s Champion, I mean, what are we going to do, have Becky beat her? Like, how many times are we going to go back to that well? And if it’s not Becky, then who is it?”
Further in the podcast, Russo highlighted that Rhea Ripley beating Charlotte Flair would make sense.
“I believe Rhea Ripley can beat Charlotte Flair. Rhea Ripley is a beast. She is a big woman. I’d believe that if she beats Charlotte, I believe it. But my problem really is, bro, so now would you have Rhea Ripley as a heel champion, and then because she is bigger and just more impressive than the other girls? You know, we’ve got the Candice LeRaes, and we’ve got the Alexa Blisses, we’ve got these girls that are like, Rhea Ripley would kill them!”
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