Rhea Ripley's WWE Summerslam 2024 Return: Will She Compete?

Rhea Ripley's WWE comeback remains uncertain after injury.

by Noman Rasool
Rhea Ripley's WWE Summerslam 2024 Return: Will She Compete?
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Rhea Ripley is a dominant force on WWE's Monday Night Raw, yet she remains out of action with an injured shoulder she suffered during a backstage confrontation. The attack from Liv Morgan put the future of Ripley in questioning and wrestling fans on edge for what will undoubtedly be a dramatic return at SummerSlam 2024.

The injury occurred as the two were wrapping up a segment backstage, with Morgan pushing her self proclaimed vengeful warpath to push Ripley through the door, leaving her to land awkwardly on her shoulder. This shove saw Ripley relinquish the WWE Women's World Championship, a title which was soon captured by Becky Lynch only to be defeated by Morgan in quick succession.

Ripley's Targeted Comeback

Though she did so without much fanfare, the moment Ripley returned, she sent the message that her target was Morgan. As of today, Morgan is playing into the feud on Raw and even more within social media outlets.

It was even reported the other day that Ripley's progression was steady enough that one could pencil her back for a return, potentially at SummerSlam in early August. This situation is more involved than it initially seemed.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter also reports that there's still some doubt over whether Ripley will be ready to come back for this year's SummerSlam. She is in rehab instead of surgery, making it one's best shot for recommendations to come back healthy.

Surgery is always an option if the shoulder does not react positively during the rehabilitation, which would delay her in ring return. "WWE insiders have indicated that while Ripley is not currently scheduled for SummerSlam, her return could be accelerated should her recovery progress more quickly than expected or if storyline developments necessitate her presence," reported the newsletter.

If Ripley does undergo surgery, her absence could extend beyond the initial foumonth estimate. Meanwhile, the storyline continues to develop with Morgan attempting to further provoke Ripley by making advances towards her on screen boyfriend, Dominik.

The fans of Ripley are waiting for further details on the status of the injuries, though the wrestling community talks about it with hushed speculation. It's only a matter of time before the severity of Ripley's injury and how long she'll be out are known, with the question that hangs in the balance being her participation in SummerSlam 2024 as the event date approaches.

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