In WWE Rhea Ripley once held the NXT UK Women's Championship, of which she was the first champion, effectively becoming the first wrestler to win both the NXT Women's Championship and the NXT UK Women's Championship.
Ripley made a surprise appearance on the 3 February 2020 episode of Raw, confronting Royal Rumble winner Charlotte Flair and suggesting that Flair should use her Royal Rumble title opportunity to challenge Ripley for the NXT Women's Championship at WrestleMania 36.
Flair appeared in the following episode of NXT to give her answer, but was interrupted by both Bianca Belair, Ripley's future title contender at NXT TakeOver: Portland, and Ripley herself, with the two eventually teaming up and attacking Flair.
At the aforementioned event, Ripley successfully defended the championship against Belair, and was later attacked by Flair, who accepted Ripley's challenge. In a recent interview with SportsKeeda, she discussed the possibility of Bianca Belair getting added to her match with Charlotte Flair: “If they add Bianca Belair to it, I honestly don’t mind.
I love fighting Bianca, and if she got put into the match, I’d be all for it. I’m not going to argue about it and say that she doesn’t deserve it, because she does deserve it. She deserves her WrestleMania moment and, if she gets added to it, I’m not going to complain.“