Ever since Jade Cargill made her surprising transition from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) to WWE, fans and pundits alike have been buzzing with anticipation. As the former undefeated TBS Champion in AEW, Cargill rejected a lucrative contract renewal from AEW, opting instead to make her way to the WWE.
While her brand assignment remains a closely-guarded secret, insiders speculate she may make her mark on Raw. Coincidentally, Raw is also home to the Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, who's been on a meteoric rise within the WWE universe.
Her victory at the Women’s Royal Rumble this past January was a career-defining moment that she brilliantly capped off by defeating Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39 for the Smackdown Women’s Title, which was later rebranded as the Women’s World Title.
Ripley has reigned supreme for more than half a year, setting a daunting standard for anyone daring enough to challenge her.
In a recent exclusive interview with Sporting News Australia, Ripley expressed her excitement about Cargill's potential involvement on Raw.
“Look, she’s got name recognition and star power, and we’re all on the edge of our seats waiting for her WWE debut," Ripley said. "The big question is: which brand will she land on? Raw? SmackDown? NXT? It’s all up in the air." Ripley further elaborated on the possibility of a showdown.
“Raw is my domain. My faction, The Judgment Day, and I run the show here. If Jade decides to come to Raw, I'd relish the opportunity to share the ring with her. I've caught glimpses of her in-ring abilities, and I must say, she's a force to be reckoned with," she explained.
“What makes her particularly dangerous is her unwavering self-belief. That's always a game-changer,” Ripley added. “But let’s not forget, I’m also at the top of my game. Facing someone with her physical prowess would be exhilarating.
I love challenges and I can't wait for the day when our paths finally cross." As WWE Universe watches the unfolding drama, it's clear that a match-up between Jade Cargill and Rhea Ripley would be nothing short of epic. Whether it's Raw, SmackDown, or NXT, this potential clash is already making waves in the wrestling world, and it's a contest that fans won’t want to miss.