Debuting on Raw in March, Ripley was called to the main roster from NXT earlier this year. She won the Raw Women’s Title at WrestleMania 37 by defeating Asuka. Before moving to Raw, Ripley won the NXT UK Women’s Championship as well as the NXT Women’s Championship.
According to pwinsiderBackstage officials in WWE now consider Rhea Ripley to be a babyface. The move reportedly took place over the past few weeks.
“Going forward, Rhea Ripley is supposed to be a babyface. This happened quietly over the past few weeks but we are told that it was clarified internally that going forward, she is now 100% babyface. I was brought up as a heel.”
Ripley was a heel when she appeared on Raw in March. She has feuded with Asuka and Charlotte Flair over the Red Brand, but may move on to a new feud after her loss to Flair.
Rhea Ripley if she chooses to be a heel or babyface in WWE
in an interview Earlier this year, Rhea Ripley said that she wants her character to be “bad” and feels comfortable doing so in WWE.
“I feel more comfortable going out and kicking butt. Hence, being a much worse part of myself. I feel a lot more comfortable doing that. Whether people like me or hate me. For some reason “When I was doing the same thing on NXT UK, people loved me, so I was trying to be as bad a guy as possible. But people still loved me for some reason and that’s why I turned my back.” Ripley said.
She also said that she had “softened up” and that people were taking advantage of her in the ring, so she decided to return to her old character of taking everyone out.
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