Rhea Ripley, formerly known as “Demi Bennett” is set to take over the WWE as she will be representing Australia in the inaugural Mae Young Classic.
Women’s sport is finally getting the respect it deserves and women’s wrestling is no different. The intrigue of the Mae Young Classic has shown that the fans are appreciating and want more matches coming from the women division.
Ripley’s hard hitting style has already caught the attention of the fans. Years after becoming hooked on wrestling after seeing a match between Ric Flair and Triple H, Ripley can now be found at the WWE Performance Centre training and getting advice from legends of professional wrestling. Legends such as Matt Bloom, Shawn Michaels and the man who was part of the match who made her fall in love with professional wrestling, Triple H.
Rhea Ripley is an original poster girl for the FNX Network. She has helped this site build the brand from the early stages ever since co-owners of the FNX Network Ryan and Kane flew down to Adelaide to watch her perform at Riot City Wrestling many times in Ripley’s career.
Australian wrestling is getting the recognition it needs and deserves. Along with Ripley, Toni Storm will also be representing Australia in the Mae Young Classic. They are only adding to the impact Australia has made in the WWE with Emma competing on Monday Night RAW and Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, tag-team TM61 and Buddy Murphy all making a name for themselves in NXT.
With the Mae Young Classic being an opportunity that Rhea has earned, it is only the beginning of her journey in the WWE. With the goal of wanting to make it to NXT, it is only a matter of time that Rhea Ripley not only makes it onto the NXT roster but will be a household name in the women’s division and representing Australia proudly.