Rhea Ripley, a well-known figure in the world of professional wrestling, has garnered a reputation for shaking up title matches on WWE RAW. This dynamism was evident when she played a pivotal role in assisting Finn Balor and Damian Priest in securing the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Payback 2023.
This week, she seems poised to potentially orchestrate another significant title shift on the renowned red brand. As we gear up for the October 23rd instalment of WWE RAW, all eyes are on Becky Lynch as she prepares to defend her NXT Women’s Championship against the formidable Indi Hartwell.
Speculations are rife that Ripley could make a surprise appearance, potentially creating a diversion for Lynch and paving the way for Hartwell to clinch the title.
Ripley vs. Lynch: A Brewing Showdown
However, the likelihood of Ripley, also known as Mami, toppling ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch and seizing her title remains uncertain.
The pair recently hinted at an imminent face-off following an encounter last Monday on RAW. This encounter sets the stage for a potential Champion vs. Champion match at Survivor Series, slated for November 25, provided both champions retain their titles till then.
As we look ahead, Ripley is scheduled to defend her Women’s World Championship in a high-stakes fatal Five-Way Match, featuring Zoey Stark, Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, and Raquel Rodriguez at Crown Jewel 2023. Concurrently, Becky Lynch is slated to defend her NXT Women’s Championship against Lyra Valkyria at Halloween Havoc, set for this Tuesday.
Fans eager for a comprehensive overview of the television specials scheduled for October 24th are encouraged to check out the full line-up available online. Despite the buzz, Rhea Ripley is not slated to compete in a match on RAW this week.
Instead, she will join forces with The Judgment Day to kick-start the show, marking a momentous occasion just a week after Damian Priest and Finn Balor’s triumphant retrieval of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship from Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso.
In a related development, ‘The Archer of Infamy’ is poised to square off against Main Event Jey in a much-anticipated showdown, a mere three days following Uso’s audacious invasion of SmackDown, where he assaulted his brother, Jimmy, holding him responsible for the loss of the tag team titles on RAW.