In a recent whirlwind episode of Monday Night Raw's season premiere, Rhea Ripley, the reigning Women’s World Champion, found herself embroiled in a fierce fracas, setting the stage for an anticipated showdown at Crown Jewel.
The drama unfolded as Ripley competed in a non-title bout against the formidable Shayna Baszler. As the match progressed, it seemed as though the night would be centered solely on these two athletes. However, chaos ensued when Nia Jax, with her signature dominance, tried to intervene.
But before Jax could completely turn the tide, Raquel Rodriguez made a dramatic entrance, chasing Jax down to ensure the fight remained even. But the skirmishes didn’t end there. Making her presence known, Zoey Stark charged into the melee, managing to bring Jax down.
Capitalizing on this moment, Stark delivered a stunning kick to Ripley, resulting in a disqualification. Reacting swiftly, the Women’s World Champion retaliated by launching Stark into Shayna Baszler, escalating tensions further.
Rhea Ripley's Bold Challenge
Ripley, showcasing her fearless spirit, beckoned Nia Jax to face her in the squared circle. But before that showdown could materialize, Zoey Stark showed her striking prowess once more, incapacitating Jax with another devastating kick, forcing her to retreat from the ring.
Given the heightened stakes and palpable tension, Raw General Manager Adam Pearce became involved. Later in the broadcast, an exasperated Ripley confronted Pearce, voicing her frustration over the constant interferences in her matches.
Displaying decisive leadership, Pearce announced a monumental match: Rhea Ripley will defend her Women’s World Title in a five-way bout at Crown Jewel. Her adversaries? None other than Shayna Baszler, Zoey Stark, Nia Jax, and Raquel Rodriguez.
While the announcement clearly caught Ripley off-guard, the champion, in her true indomitable spirit, declared her intention to vanquish all four contenders on November 4th at Crown Jewel. As wrestling enthusiasts eagerly await this contest, the stakes couldn't be higher for Ripley and her illustrious title.