Rhea Ripley Demi Bennett is a professional wrestler from Australia. This name is her ring name. But her real name is Demi Bennett. She rose to prominence with her work in WWE’s NXT UK brand. She was the first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion, as well as a previous NXT Women’s Champion and a former Raw Women’s Champion, and she won the first NXT UK Women’s Championship in 2018.
Rhea Ripley Personal Life
Demi Bennett, born 11 October 1996, 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.
She was also the first NXT UK Women’s Champion, as well as a former NXT Women’s Champion, Raw Women’s Champion, and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, making her the Women’s Grand Slam Champion and the only one to hold all five titles as well. As the first female Australian champion in WWE history. She won the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble, becoming the fourth wrestler and the first woman to win the Royal Rumble as the number one contender, and also set the record for the longest time spent in a Women’s Rumble match at 1: 01:08.
Rhea Ripley Career
Bennett made her Melbourne City Wrestling debut on 14 June 2014 at MCW New Horizons where she defended the RCW Women’s title in a Three-Way match against Savannah Summers and Toni Storm. On 9 August at MCW Clash of The Titans, Bennett defeated Miami to retain her Women’s Championship.
NXT Women’s Champion (2019–2021)
On the 28 August 2019 episode of NXT, Ripley made her surprise return to the brand when she interrupted NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, stating that Baszler may have beaten everyone on NXT, but not her, turning face and beginning a feud between the two in the process.
Ripley appeared on the February 3, 2020, episode of Raw, confronting Royal Rumble winner Charlotte Flair and suggesting that Flair use her Royal Rumble title to challenge Ripley for the NXT Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 36.
At New Year’s Evil on 6 January 2021, Ripley failed to defeat Raquel González in a Last Woman Standing match, which was her final match in NXT. At the Royal Rumble on 31 January, Ripley entered at #14, scoring 7 eliminations and becoming one of the final two competitors in the match before she was eliminated by eventual winner Bianca Belair.
On the July 25 episode of Raw, Ripley returned from injury and helped Bálor and Priest attack the Mysteries (Rey and Dominik) backstage. Ripley followed Bálor and Priest to the ring for a match against The Mysterios at Summer Slam on July 30, which they lost after interference from a returning Edge. Despite Ripley’s absence, Bálor and Priest lost to Edge and Rey in a tag team match at Clash at the Castle on September 3. After the match, Dominik attacked Edge and Rey, turned heel and entered Dooms Day.
At the Royal Rumble on 28 January 2023, Ripley appeared at ringside during the men’s Royal Rumble match to assist her stablemates in their attack on Edge, only to be speared by Edge’s wife, Beth Phoenix. Later that night, Ripley won the women’s Royal Rumble match from the #1 spot by last eliminating Liv Morgan, who entered the match as #2. With this victory, Ripley became the fourth wrestler (after Shawn Michaels in 1995, Chris Benoit in 2004, and Edge in 2021) and the first woman to win the Royal Rumble as the first entrant.
On Night 1 of WrestleMania 39 on April 1, Ripley defeated Flair to win the Smackdown Women’s Championship. With this victory, Ripley became the 7th Women’s Triple Crown Champion, 5th Women’s Grand Slam Champion, and at the age of 26, the youngest Grand Slam Champion (male or female) in WWE history.
Rhea Ripley’s dad is Peter Bennett, while her mom’s name is Anna Bennett. Rhea’s family has stayed out of the limelight, occasionally cheering her on their social media handles. She has a younger sister named Calista Bennett.
Rhea Ripley’s Boyfriend
Rhea Ripley is currently in a relationship with AEW wrestler Buddy Matthews, f.k.a. Buddy Murphy. The couple has been dating since 2020. Despite the two superstars wrestling for different promotions, they blossomed into a beautiful bond.
Net Worth 2023
Rhea Ripley’s net worth, as of 2023, is estimated to be $1 million. As per her WWE contract, her salary stands at a whopping $250,000. However, with Ripley moving to the main roster, this number is likely to spike. In addition to that, she earns from her merchandise sales and PPV appearances.
Contracts and Salary
Rhea Ripley is currently under a multiple-year contract with the biggest wrestling promotion in the world, known as WWE. According to her WWE contract, she accrues an amount of $250,000 as her salary. Moreover, she earns from her pay-per-view appearances, signing events, merchandise sales, and many more.
Rhea Ripley WWE Titles and Achievements List
- WWE Raw Women’s Champion- 1 time
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion- 1 time
- NXT Women’s Championship– 1 time
- NXT UK Women’s Championship-1 time
- NXT UK Women’s Championship Tournament- 1 time
- Women’s Royal Rumble- 1 time (current champion, 2023)
Rhea Ripley Latest WWE Fight
4 Signs that Rhea Ripley is set to join The Bloodline
Rhea Ripley and Solo Sikoa have had some tension for several months, and last night on RAW, it was made apparent that she could be the perfect addition to the group if they can convince her to leave The Judgment Day.
Rhea Ripley was forced to appear with Judgment Day on WWE RAW last night, but she really shouldn’t be part of the brand anymore. The SmackDown Women’s Champion is supposed to be exclusive to the blue brand, where The Bloodline primarily appears.
If Judgment Day is drafted to RAW and Rhea to SmackDown next week, she could be looking for a new stable to join, and Roman Reigns could welcome her with open arms.
The Judgment Day was recruited by Paul Heyman last night on RAW to step up and deal with the issues that The Bloodline has been having. Solo Sikoa took care of Rey Mysterio, but Judgment Day was unable to come out on top in the main event.
Rhea Ripley Body Tattoo & Instagram
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|Real Name||Demi Bennett|
|Height (approx.)||centimeters– 178 cm |
meters– 1.78 m
feet inches– 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 63 kg |
in pounds– 139lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||NA|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||11 October 1996|
|Birth Place||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|Hometown||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
|Hobbies/Interests||Playing video games, listening to rock music, swimming, karate, rugby|
|Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends||Demitri Jackson(Former boyfriend), Buddy Mathews( Current boyfriend)|