The world of WWE is constantly evolving with fresh faces and captivating storylines, but certain superstars manage to catch the eye of wrestling legends, solidifying their place at the top. Recent praise has landed on one such talent who has captured the hearts of the WWE Universe and garnered the attention of a WWE Hall of Famer.
The current Women’s World Champion in WWE, Rhea Ripley, has been riding a wave of success and adoration since her impressive victory over Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39. Securing the SmackDown Women’s Championship in a stellar match, Ripley has since become an indispensable presence on WWE programming, her influence growing as a part of the enigmatic faction, the Judgment Day.
Mick Foley, a revered name in the professional wrestling world, took to WWE’s The Bump to express his deep admiration for “Mami” Rhea Ripley. Recounting a dynamic segment featuring Nia Jax and Ripley that had the audience chanting with full force in support of Rhea, Foley’s enthusiasm was palpable. He reminisced about the segment, stating, “I was just tuning into a pull-apart with Nia Jax and Rhea Ripley, and I heard 15,000 people chanting ‘Mami’. I was like ‘Now I remember why I love this stuff. It’s just great.'”
This isn’t the first time Foley has publicly supported Ripley. He’s been an ardent advocate for her potential from early on, but even he admits that Rhea’s current stature has surpassed all expectations. “I’ve been a real big proponent. As high as I had hoped for her, I could’ve never seen this coming. This is one of the great characters of the modern generation,” Foley added.
Ripley’s persona and in-ring prowess have indeed made her one of the standout characters in today’s wrestling landscape. Mick Foley’s own admiration ran so deep that he humorously submitted a ‘video resume’ to become part of Judgment Day, a testament to his love for the group and the joy they bring him.
Ripley’s ascent shows no signs of slowing, and with legends like Mick Foley in her corner, her role as a key figure within WWE seems secure. Echoes of chants for ‘Mami’ across arenas point to a superstar who is not just resonating with the audience but also shaping the very essence of the modern WWE narrative.
Fans and followers of professional wrestling can expect to see more high-stakes drama, thrilling matches, and Rhea’s continued dominance on WWE TV, proving that she is, indeed, a character for the ages. To stay abreast of the latest in wrestling happenings, joining newsletter mailing lists and tuning in to reliable news sources is much advised. For now, the spotlight rests on Ripley, a superstar whose impact resonates far beyond the ring.