Rhea Ripley was not at Raw on Monday night and the reason why has now become clear.
The September 11th episode of WWE Raw concluded with a major surprise as Nia Jax made her return. The main event of the show was a Women’s World Championship match between Rhea Ripley and Raquel Rodriguez.
Rodriguez looked to be in charge of the bout but was shockingly attacked by Nia Jax on the outside which allowed Ripley to nail her Riptide and pick up the win. Jax wasn’t done there as she took out the Women’s World Champion, nailing Ripley with a nasty Banzai Drop.
It was announced on the 18th of September edition of Raw that both Rodriguez and Ripley were absent due to injuries suffered at the hands of Jax. Rodriguez was said to be suffering whiplash while Ripley was believed to be nursing hurt ribs.
Why did Rhea Ripley miss Raw?
Thankfully, the Women’s World Champion is not suffering from an injury that will see her miss time from the ring. According to Fightful Select, Rhea Ripley was simply back home in her native Australia and the time off was planned.
Ripley recently announced her engagement to AEW star Buddy Matthews as her personal and professional lives continue to excel.