Former WWE Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley has revealed she is dealing with a brain injury after being accused of not “looking injured” on social media.
On the June 20th edition of WWE Raw, Bianca Belair announced that her scheduled Raw Women’s Championship defence against Rhea Ripley at Money in the Bank would no longer be happening as Ripley is not medically cleared to compete.
The Nightmare recently posted pictures of a dental injury she suffered after an errant knee, although she didn’t provide details of when the injury happened.
Belair’s next challenger was decided in a Fatal Five-Way Match between Alexa Bliss, Liv Morgan, Carmella, Asuka, and Becky Lynch. The bout saw Carmella emerge victorious meaning she is now the number one contender to Belair’s title.
Rhea Ripley has now revealed that the dental work isn’t the only injury she’s been dealing with. When an Instagram user said that the star didn’t “look injured,” she disclosed that she’s also dealing with a brain injury.
“Brain/teeth. Can’t see a brain injury. Stop being incompetent and reaching for nothing.”
Rhea Ripley is dealing with a brain injury. pic.twitter.com/x24PkPEpTZ
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) June 22, 2022
Before joining the injured list, Rhea Ripley had won a Fatal Four-Way Match to claim the right to challenge Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship. Damian Priest and Finn Balor joined her in the ring afterwards to celebrate the victory while Bianca Belair held up her championship at ringside. Earlier that night, Finn Balor joined The Judgment Day before the group shockingly assaulted Edge, ejecting him from the group he founded.