Last week, Rhea Ripley failed to win the NXT Women’s Championship back from Io Shirai. This loss launched a thousand theories about what is next for Ripley. If she can’t be champion in NXT, why is she still here? Is she moving on? What is next for Rhea Ripley? We will find out from her tonight on NXT.
Rhea Ripley Isn’t Leaving NXT
She’d start by saying Io Shirai is one of the toughest women she’s ever faced, and she’s caused some doubt in everyone. A huge after the match felt like a send off, but it wasn’t anything but a show of pure respect. However, Rhea Ripley isn’t going anywhere. She wants that NXT Women’s Championship back.
Candice LeRae would interrupt this, and tell Ripley to tell everyone how much harder she’ll try next time. LeRae would remind Ripley that Shirai needed help to beat her, but not to beat Ripley. Ripley is all talk, but LeRae isn’t. Her War Games team would deliver Io Shirai to the mat via the shoulders of Raquel Gonzalez.
They’d rush the ring, and it was Toni Storm, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez and Candice LeRae vs. Rhea Ripley. She’d do her best to keep up, and stood her ground for a while before being overcome. Surely someone would help her? Shirai can’t, but is there anyone else? Ripley was thrown into the ringpost twice, and left laying in the corner, as the War Games team would leave the ringside area.
Candice LeRae Might Have Made An Error
This might have been the worst move that Candice LeRae could have made. While Shotzi Blackheart wasn’t in the building to help Rhea Ripley or Io Shirai or even Ember Moon? She might have just gained the rest of her team after this night. Earlier, Storm turned on Ember Moon to join LeRae. Then they took out Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley?
That’s two former and the current NXT Women’s Champions. Three of the most dangerous ladies in NXT, and three people you don’t want across the ring from you in War Games. Do you think they’ll join Shotzi Blackheart for NXT Takeover: War Games? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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