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Who Is Rhea Ripley ? Read More About Her

Who Is Rhea Ripley ? Read More About Her

Who Is Rhea Ripley ? Read More About Her

Demi Bennett was born in 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 and is one-half of the current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions with Nikki A.S.H in their first reign. She was also the inaugural NXT UK Women’s Champion as well as a former NXT Women’s Champion and a former Raw Women’s Champion, making her the only person to have held all four titles, as well as the first female Australian champion in WWE history.

After competing on the independent circuit under her real name since 2013, Ripley joined WWE as part of the inaugural Mae Young Classic in 2017. After reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 edition of the tournament, she was part of the original roster of NXT UK, becoming its inaugural women’s champion in August 2018. After a run on the NXT brand from 2019 to 2021 which saw her win the NXT Women’s Championship and become the brand’s first member to defend their title at WrestleMania, WWE’s flagship event, she moved to Raw, quickly going on to win the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 37.

Bennett began to work in Riot City Wrestling in 2013. She spent several years in the promotion, where she became a two-time RCW Women’s Champion. Bennett’s New Horizon Pro Wrestling debut was made on 24 May 2014 during the opening night of the NHPW Global Conflict where she joined the Global Conflict Tournament. She was eliminated during the first round of the tournament by Mercedes Martinez. She returned for the second night of the NHPW Global Conflict event, competing in a four way mixed tag team match paired with Garry Schmidt. Six months later, Bennett returned and was part of the opening night of the NHPW Final Chapter event, wrestling a Four Way Match against Madison Eagles, Evie and Saraya Knight with the vacant IndyGurlz Australia Championship at stake. However, Bennett did not win the title.

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. Bennett continued her winning streak with a third consecutive victory, defeating Savannah Summers at MCW Fight For A Cause.

On 22 April 2017, Bennett wrestled her last RCW match at RCW Strength where she successfully defended the Women’s title against Kellyanne. Bennett made her video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K20 and subsequently in WWE 2K Battlegrounds.

Bennett cites watching The Miz as an inspiration growing up. In addition to wrestling, Bennett is also trained in or practices swimming, karate, rugby, netball and soccer. She is a fan of the Adelaide Football Club. She confirmed her relationship with fellow wrestler Demetri “Action” Jackson in October 2019.