The Women’s Royal Rumble will see 30 superstars compete for a spot in WrestleMania 39 in April. Without question, the field will have a mix of current superstars, up-and-coming superstars, and some WWE Hall of Famers. Furthermore, we might see a return or two in this match. Nonetheless, there’s one superstar that’s stuck out to me since last year to win this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble.
That superstar is Rhea Ripley. She finished second to Bianca Belair in the event back in 2021 and is poised to win it all this year. In all honestly, Ripley has seen a great deal of television time on Monday Night Raw since last year. Ripley joined The Judgment Day faction back at the WrestleMania Backlash premium live event last May and hasn’t looked back.
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Since then, she’s arguably become the best part of the faction and one of the top heels in WWE. The former Raw Women’s Champion didn’t have a direction before joining The Judgment Day. She was in a tag team with Nikki A.S.H., winning the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles in September 2021. In addition, Ripley had a brief collaboration with Liv Morgan before turning heel. However, both Ripley and Belair could face each other once again.
A Ripley vs. Belair Storyline Writes Itself
Sometimes, a storyline has to be built from the ground up while others have the foundation. For starters, Belair went on to headline Night One of WrestleMania 37 and win the SmackDown Women’s Title. At the same event, Ripley defeated Asuka to win the Raw Women’s Title. Adding another layer, both were supposed to face off at the Money in the Bank premium live event last year.
Rhea Ripley DEFEATS Asuka | #WrestleMania Reaction!! https://t.co/rgDbvjSGfu via @YouTube pic.twitter.com/TcXBQLcbr5— Steve Fall – Ten Count (@SteveFall) April 12, 2021
Unfortunately, Ripley was pulled from the match due to not being medically cleared to compete. Two years later, we’ll hopefully see Belair and Ripley compete in the main event of Night One of WrestleMania 39. It’s a match that I and countless others are potentially looking forward to.
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