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Rhea Ripley reacts to SHOCK WWE NXT Deadline 2023 result

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In an unexpected turn of events at WWE NXT Deadline 2023, Dominik Mysterio, a prominent member of Judgment Day, faced a significant setback. Mysterio, who was defending his NXT North American Championship, found himself in a challenging position as he stepped into the ring without the usual ringside support from Rhea Ripley or other Judgment Day members.

The match, which was a highlight of the NXT Deadline, saw Mysterio pitted against Dragon Lee. Despite Mysterio’s efforts, it was Dragon Lee who emerged victorious, claiming the NXT North American Championship.

This result came as a shock to many, considering Mysterio’s strong performance in recent times.

Rhea Ripley: Supportive Stance

Rhea Ripley, known for her fierce persona and unwavering support for her Judgment Day allies, took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the outcome.

Contrary to what some might expect, Ripley’s reaction was not one of frustration or anger. Instead, she offered words of encouragement to Mysterio, tweeting, “You’re always a winner in my eyes @DomMysterio35 #NXTDeadline.”

This supportive stance highlights the strong bond within Judgment Day, showcasing a different side of Ripley’s on-screen character.

The Road to NXT Deadline

The journey to this championship match was not without its twists and turns. Originally, Wes Lee was slated to challenge Mysterio for the title.

However, due to an injury requiring surgery, Lee was unable to compete, leading to Dragon Lee stepping in as his replacement. This last-minute change added an element of unpredictability to the event.


  • Who lost the NXT North American Championship at NXT Deadline 2023?
    • Dominik Mysterio lost the championship to Dragon Lee.
  • How did Rhea Ripley react to Dominik Mysterio’s loss?
    • Rhea Ripley showed support for Mysterio on Twitter, stating he’s always a winner in her eyes.
  • Was Rhea Ripley present at ringside during the match?
    • No, Ripley was not present at ringside during Mysterio’s title defense.
  • Who was originally supposed to challenge Mysterio for the title?
    • Wes Lee was the original challenger, but he was replaced by Dragon Lee due to an injury.
  • What other significant event occurred at NXT Deadline?
    • The first Iron Survivor Challenge match took place, with Blair Davenport winning.
  • What does this result mean for Judgment Day?
    • The loss could lead to new challenges and dynamics within Judgment Day, but Ripley’s support suggests a continued alliance.
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