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Rhea Ripley


ABOUT
Rhea Ripley
ABOUT

Demi Bennett is an Australian professional wrestler signed with WWE. She is best known as Rhea Ripley for her work with WWE in NXT and NXT UK. She is a former RAW, NXT, and NXT UK Women's Champion.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


Independent Promotions (2013-2017)


In 2013, Bennett worked for several promotions in Australia and won championships. She worked for fours years before coming to the states and wrestling for WWE.


WWE


Mae Young and NXT UK (2017-2019)


In 2017, they signed Bennett with the company, and she entered the Mae Young Classic. She changed her name to Rhea Ripley but could not win the tournament as she lost in the second round. In 2018, she entered the tournament sporting a new look and persona. Ripley was dominant in the tournament but lost in the semi-finals to Io Shirai.


After Mae Young Classic, they sent her to the NXT UK brand. During the television taping, she became the inaugural NXT UK Women's Champion by defeating Toni Storm. After 140 days, At TakeOver Blackpool, she lost the title to Toni Storm. She spent some time in the UK brand to recapture the title, but was unsuccessful.


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NXT (2019-2021)


In August, she came to NXT and confronted NXT Women's Champion, Shayna Baszler. At Survivor Series, she led the NXT Women's team and won. At TakeOver WarGames, Team Baszler lost to Team Ripley. In December, she defeated Baszler to win the NXT Women's Championship.


At WrestleMania 36, she lost the title to Charlotte. After a few unsuccessful attempts to win the championship, Ripley began her feud with Raquel Gonzalez. At WarGames, she joined Team Shotzi and lost to Team Candice. At New Year's Evil, she lost a Last Woman Standing match to Gonzalez and left NXT.


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RAW (2021-Present)


At Royal Rumble, she entered at number 14 but could not win the match. After two months of absence, she challenged Asuka for the RAW Women's Championship. At WrestleMania 37, she defeated Asuka for the RAW Women's Championship. She lost the title to Charlotte after 98 days of reign at Money in the Bank.


Ripley began a storyline with Nikki A.S.H and they faced Charlotte in a triple threat at SummerSlam, where she lost. Nikki and Ripley began teaming up and won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship. On RAW, they dropped the titles to Carmella and Queen Zelina Vega.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
RCW Women's Championship2
WWE Raw Women's Championship1
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship1
NXT Women's Championship1
NXT UK Women's Championship1


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