Rhea Ripley is one of the best wrestlers on the planet. Since leaving NXT and killing it in the Rumble, there has been a long period of ‘Coming Soon’ promos on RAW, which worried me that perhaps Vince did not know what to do with one of his best prospects.
Last night on RAW, Ripley made her debut and instead of the expected squash match with Tamina or Lana, she thrust herself right into the centre of the brand, challenging Asuka for the RAW Women’s Championship. At Wrestlemania. It is the kind of move that, if you did not like the talent involved, you would whine was a diss on everyone else on the roster, but the point here is that Ripley is better than the entire Women’s division, with the possible exception of Charlotte, whose Covid diagnosis no doubt helped put Ripley in this position. For once, the replacement is the better option and I will pop so hard to see Rhea Ripley take the RAW crown at the biggest show of the year.