Rhea Ripley (Demi Bennett) is an Australian professional wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Rhea Ripley. She is a member of the villainous stable The Judgment Day and is the current Smackdown Women’s Champion in her first reign.
Age :26 years
Born: 11 October 1996
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 77 kg
Debut: 29 June 2013
Trained by: WWE Performance Center Scotty 2 Hotty
Family and Early Life
Rhea Ripley’s father is Peter Bennett, while the mother’s name is Anna Bennett. Rhea’s family stayed out of the limelight, occasionally cheering her on social media. Rhea is close to her parents, and she credits her success to them.
Rhea has a younger sister named Calista Bennett.
Rhea Ripley confirmed her relationship with AEW star Buddy Matthews in late 2022. While details about their relationship remain private, the couple is often seen together and openly expresses their affection for each other. Notably, Buddy Matthews was previously engaged to Rhea Ripley’s co-worker’s Alexa Bliss until 2018. Despite the couple serving rival companies, they do not fail to stand by each other. While Rhea Ripley is often fitted in a love angle with Dominik Mysterio, she never makes her partner feel insecure. Buddy, on the other hand, is also very proud of the feats that ‘Mami’ has been fulfilling and shining as the brightest woman of the division.
Bennett’s professional wrestling career began in 2013 when she joined Riot City Wrestling, a promotion company based in Australia.
During her time there, she won the coveted RCQ Women’s Championship not just one but two times.
In June 2014, she made her Melbourne City Wrestling debut at MCW New Horizons, defending the RCW Women’s title against Savannah Summers and Toni Storm.
In 2017, because of her talent and hard work, she was offered a contract to sign with WWE. It was also announced that she would compete in the inaugural Mae Young Classic under the new ring name Rhea Ripley.
On the 25 October 2017 episode of NXT, Ripley made her NXT debut in a battle royal to determine the contender for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship.
Even though she lost the match, her outstanding skills were dearly praised, earning her a repute as a formidable competitor.
At wrestle Mania 39 on Saturday, April 1, 2023, Ripley achieved a huge career milestone by defeating the legendary Charlotte Flair to become the new Smackdown Women’s Champion.
The match was a close and physical contest, with both pushing themselves until the end. In the final moments of the match, Ripley took advantage of the opportunity to take the lead by slamming Flair’s head off the top of the ring post.
Ripley has developed a unique and edgy look, complete with a leg sleeve, rib tattoo, and several tattoos on her arms, as well as a lip piercing. This makes her look dangerous and hot at the same time.
Tattoo of Rhea Ripley
Earlier in her career, she was not allowed to have tattoos on her upper body as part of the rule of the promotion company. As a result, Ripley had most of her tattoos on her leg
- Wendigo sleeve on her left leg.
- Tattoo of a dog with swords on the back of her leg.
- Tattoo on her other forearm of a dark-looking dog-Since Ripley is a fur parent, it’s possible that her dog-inspired arts are by her pets.
- Moth behind her thighs.
- “Boo Hoo” Lip tattoo.
- Rhea Ripley also has a Latin quote above her elbow near the crocodile tattoo.
- Claws near her wrist.
- Pumpkins on her legs.
- A woman with three faces, in the middle of which is seemingly a demon on her thigh.
- Abdomen tattoo.
- ‘RnR’ tattoo on her fingers.
- Other animals that can be seen on her body are crocodiles on her forearm, the opposite of the Motionless in a White tattoo.
As per the rumors floating around, metal core band Motionless in White was supposed to be playing during Rhea Ripley’s live entry at wrestle Mania 2023. But she has quashed those rumors and stated why the above is not actually happening. During an interview with Wrestling Inc, Ripley revealed that the band were already booked for an event in Germany, and so they won’t be able to make it to the match.
She said, “They’re in Germany. They had a rescheduled COVID event, so they couldn’t cancel again, so I don’t think we’re going to be seeing them tomorrow unfortunately, but maybe in the future. I’m trying to get it set up. I somehow got Chris Motionless to sing my song in the first place, so you never know what might happen.”
Rhea Ripley’s net worth is close to USD 1 million. According to her WWE contract, she procures a fundamental compensation of $250,000.
Ripley makes around $250,000 per year as an annual salary from WWE as of 2023. This however is not reported as her base salary, as the site indicates that this also includes a share of her merchandising.
- Close Friendship with Zelina Vega
- Rhea Ripley is the fact she is a big animal lover, Women’s Champion, having several dogs of her own. This is something that instantly makes her more relatable to the WWE Universe, as countless fans also have pets.
- When Rhea Ripley was growing up, she watched a lot of WWE.
- Ripley and Priest always push each other inside the ring and with their promo work, which is because they are great friends outside the ring.
- She shared her life with fellow professional wrestler, Demetri Jackson, whom she had dated back in 2019, though they would eventually split and go their separate ways.
Ripley is naturally a supporter of Adelaide Football Club, who play in the AFL.
Latest News About Rhea Ripley
A Current WWE Superstar reacts to Rhea Ripley’s message, saying she loves him.
Rhea Ripley is one of the biggest stars currently in WWE. She has become a dominant champion after winning the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Her pairing with Dominik is also extremely popular and has seen both stars get over. DOM has now replied to a message The Eradicator sent him on Twitter.