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World Wrestling Entertainment will be holding it’s first major show in Australia this weekend where it will be a special homecoming for Australian-born and raised, Rhea Ripley.

The women’s champion will be taking on the colossal Nia Jax.

It will be the first time Ripley wrestled in her home country for a major company.


ESPN reports that regarding her work and everything else, “…Ripley was preparing for a far longer and more important journey, one that began more than 10 years ago as a shy wrestling fan growing up in Australia. Ripley returns to her home country this week for Saturday’s Elimination Chamber in Perth (5 a.m. ET, Peacock) as the face of the event. She’s the singular wrestler on the official promotional poster, and really, Ripley is one of the major motivators in why WWE is returning to Australia for its first Premium Live Event since 2018.”

Her storyline boyfriend and fellow Judgment Day member, Dominick Mysterio told ESPN, “It’s literally her pay-per-view, and I couldn’t be prouder. It’s such a special moment for her, and I hope everything works out because obviously, I know Mami’s going to go in there and handle business, but more than anyone, I think she deserves this.”

“She is the No. 1 star right now. It doesn’t compete — the fact that we beat the s— out of people, we are bad guys and she continues to get cheered.,” he added. “We’re all getting booed, but then when it comes to her, she gets cheered and it’s just because she’s awesome, man. She’s so good at what she does.”

“There’s no female right now in WWE that can touch her,” Mysterio said. “It’s kind of cool to see that we’re in this era right now where she’s just so dominant.”

“This show is really about her and I couldn’t be prouder. I’m so happy that she gets to really have that special moment in front of her family and friends and show off her culture and her country to the world.”

Ripley Knows it Will Be An ‘Emotional’ Event

“I’m definitely going to get emotional,” Ripley added. “I don’t know if I’m going to show it. I’m not entirely sure. I think that’s going to be a very organic moment for me because, at the end of the day, I’m still working. I’m going to war with Nia.”

How could it not be? Ripley started at the very bottom in her WWE career, even thought many saw something in her from the beginning.

Today she’s literally the best as women’s world champion and one of the top stars in the country along with Roman Reigns, The Rock, and Cody Rhodes.

The event is truly going to be spectacular – and Rhea Ripley deserves every bit of it.

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