Rhea Ripley Should “Get Rid Of All That Goth Stuff” Says Ex-WWE Writer
Rhea Ripley is on the run of her life in The Judgment Day and has already booked her place at WrestleMania 39 in a major title match, but you can’t please everybody.
Rhea Ripley has come into her own as the eradicator of The Judgment Day and Dominik Mysterio’s unlikely ‘mami’ on Monday Night Raw. While Ripley has won plaudits for her personality and storyline work, at the 2023 Royal Rumble Ripley was looking for in-ring success.
The Australian star had a record-breaking performance in the women’s Royal Rumble as she became the first woman in history to win the Royal Rumble match from the number one position. Ripley’s date with destiny at WrestleMania 39 was secured.
The following night on Raw, Rhea Ripley left everyone in no doubt of her intentions as she challenged Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Speaking on Sportskeeda’s Writing with Russo, former WWE writer Vince Russo expressed his view that if Ripley is set for a big babyface turn and title win in the near future then she needs to change:
“So now, you’re getting into that Roman Reigns area again. I would do it, bro, if the plans were to slowly but surely turn Rhea Ripley babyface. Get rid of all that goth stuff; let’s really see what a beautiful woman she is if that were the plan.”
“If she is the heel WWE Women’s Champion, I mean, what are we going to do, have Becky beat her? Like, how many times are we going to go back to that well? And if it’s not Becky, then who is it?”
“I believe Rhea Ripley can beat Charlotte Flair. Rhea Ripley is a beast. She is a big woman. I’d believe that if she beats Charlotte, I believe it. But my problem really is, bro, so now would you have Rhea Ripley as a heel champion, and then because she is bigger and just more impressive than the other girls?
“You know, we’ve got the Candice LeRaes, and we’ve got the Alexa Blisses, we’ve got these girls that are like, Rhea Ripley would kill them!”