That’s a big endorsement. Vince McMahon is the most powerful person in the history of wrestling and that has been the case for a very long time now. He controls the biggest wrestling company on the planet and can make or break someone’s career at the drop of a hat. That is quite the position to be in and thankfully another talented wrestler has earned his approval.
WrestleMania 37 featured all kinds of twists and turns, including several title changes. That is not the kind of thing that you get to see every day and some of those changes could signal a new start in WWE. Some of the changes involved some first time title winners, who are just getting going on the start of their higher level WWE careers. That is going to require approval from McMahon, and he seems to have given it to one of his new stars.
During an interview with TV Insider, new Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley said that McMahon told her “well done” after her WrestleMania match and told her she did great. Ripley defeated Asuka to win the Raw Women’s Title on the second night of WrestleMania, marking not only her first title on the main roster but also her first singles match as part of the Monday Night Raw roster.
Ripley has been with WWE since 2017 when she was 20 years old. She debuted in the inaugural Mae Young Classic and then participated in the second edition while sporting a version of the look she uses today. Ripley would move on to NXT UK where she would become the first Women’s Champion. After moving to the American NXT, Ripley would defeat Shayna Baszler to become NXT Women’s Champion. She made her main roster debut at the 2021 Royal Rumble.
Ripley is quite the star. Check out how she has done on the main roster:
Opinion: This is some good news for Ripley as a McMahon endorsement can make or break a career in a heartbeat. Of course it took a lot to get her to this point already, but successfully delivering on the main stage is a good sign for everything that she will be able to do in the future. Now just find a way to have her do something better in the future and things should be fine.
Above all else, Ripley feels like something fresh. WWE has a lot of women on their roster but they need someone who is going to stand out above the rest. That is a lot easier said than done and Ripley has managed to make it work so far. She has a long way to go but getting off to a good start is rather important. Hopefully this works out for her, because there is so much potential there that even McMahon can see it.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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