WWE Superstar Rhea Ripley (real name Demi Bennett) is the reigning WWE RAW Women’s Champion. Ripley joined the WWE in 2017 as part of the inaugural Mae Young Classic Tournament. She is also the first ever Australian Women’s Champion in the history of WWE.
Ripley (Bennett) was born on October 11, 1996 in Adelaide, Australia and is now 26 years of age. She stands 5ft 7ins tall (1.70m) in terms of height.
Ripley made her independent wrestling debut in 2013 for Riot City Wrestling, then going by her real name of Demi Bennett, Ripley worked for RCW over a four-year period. She made her final appearance for Riot City Wrestling in 2017, where she defended her RCW Women’s Championship against Kellyanne at RCW Strength.
Ripley appeared in the 2018 iteration of the MYC, reaching the semi-finals and then joining the NXT UK brand later that year. As a member of the original NXT UK roster, Rhea became the first ever NXT UK Women’s Champion in August 2018 after defeating Toni Storm in the final of a tournament to crown the inaugural Champion.
Ripley was a team captain in the first ever NXT Women’s WarGames match. Rhea Ripley was joined by Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox, and Dakota Kai to take on Team Baszler (Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai, and Kay Lee Ray). Ripley was also part of the second ever Women’s WarGames match, joining Shotzi Blackheart’s team in a losing effort against Candice LeRae, Toni Storm, Raquel GonzÃ¡lez and Dakota Kai.
Ripley is the first NXT Women’s Champion in company history to defend her title at a WrestleMania event. Rhea faced Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 36, losing to Flair in the WWE Performance Center. Flair had won the Women’s Royal Rumble in 2020 and chose to face the NXT Women’s Champion. This was the first time in WWE history that a Royal Rumble winner chose to take on a reigning NXT Champion.
Ripley joined the WWE Monday Night RAW roster in 2021. The former NXT Champion was the runner-up in the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble, losing to Belair, who went on to face Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 37. Ripley faced Asuka at WrestleMania 37 and successfully won her first title on the WWE ’main’ roster, the RAW Women’s Championship.
Does Rhea Ripley have a husband?
Ripley is not married, but she confirmed her relationship with her boyfriend, independent professional wrestler Demetri “Action” Jackson, in October of 2019.
Rhea Ripley on Instagram
Rhea Ripley is active on Instagram and has over 800,000 followers on the platform. She uses her Instagram to post images of fan artwork and pets.
Ripley is currently active on Twitter with a following of over 300,000 accounts. The Australian Superstar tends to post sporadically, however she will retweet content from her fans and official WWE accounts.
Rhea Ripley Net Worth
Rhea Ripley’s net worth is believed to be in the region of $1.5 million US. This will likely increase as Ripley becomes a mainstay on the RAW roster.
Rhea Ripley Theme
Rhea Ripley’s theme song is called Brutality. The song is credited to singer Ash Costello.
Rhea Ripley Finisher
Rhea Ripley’s WWE finishing move is known as Riptide. Ripley’s other signature moves include the Prism Trap, Full Nelson Slam and Solefood.