Rhea Ripley gives ultimate tribute to WWE legend Rikishi while facing Nia Jax

Rhea Ripley is one of the most popular female WWE superstars. Her popularity has been steadily increasing week by week, thanks to her impressive in-ring performances and talent for giving fans exactly what they want.

At a recent WWE live event, Ripley paid tribute to a member of the bloodline, much to the delight of fans. She is undoubtedly one of the most dominant stars in WWE, having held a world championship since April 2023. Her prowess in the ring has elevated her status.

Rhea Ripley reminds fans Hall of Famer Rikishi’s move

Rhea Ripley caused a stir on social media when she used the “Stink Face” move on Nia Jax. The Stink Face was popularized by WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi during the Attitude Era. This move involves the wrestler dropping their opponent in the corner and then backing their backside into their face. During his time in WWE, Rikishi used this move on famous wrestlers such as Kurt Angle, Paul Heyman, and even The Rock.

Ripley recently performed an extended version of her signature move on Nia Jax, which quickly went viral on social media and delighted fans worldwide. Following this, she successfully defended her Women’s World Championship title against Jax and Shayna Baszler at a live event in Springfield, Illinois.

Rhea Ripley celebrates the win mocking Nia “Payback’s a Peach, you’re welcome Nia”

Rhea Ripley is a well-known female wrestler in the WWE who is highly regarded for her exceptional in-ring skills and her ability to connect with fans. She consistently delivers exciting and captivating performances, and at a recent WWE live event, she paid a special tribute to her fans, further cementing her status as a fan favorite.

Rhea Ripley and Nia Jax have been in an intense rivalry in the WWE. They recently faced each other in a match at the Elimination Chamber, which ended but their rivalry is expected to continue. The two wrestlers also faced each other in a thrilling WWE live event held in Springfield, Illinois. During the match, Rhea Ripley paid tribute to WWE legend Rikishi by performing his signature stink face on Nia Jax. This playful yet impactful move delighted the fans and added an exciting touch to the in-ring showdown.

Ripley’s tribute was met with enthusiasm from fans, which even led to her real-life fiancé, Buddy Matthews, saying a few words. The moment went viral all over the internet, and Mami herself broke the silence and reacted to that moment, while also taking a shot at Nia for embarrassing her with a move that only a person from her family would do.

“Payback’s a Peach… Your’e welcome Nia 😈.” wrote Rhea Ripley.

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Majidul Islam Rahat is a passionate WWE enthusiast and accomplished writer immersed in the world of professional wrestling. Majidul has keen insights and a deep understanding of the WWE universe. He combines his love for the sport with his storytelling prowess as a dedicated WWE writer. With a flair for capturing electrifying moments within the squared circle, He crafts compelling narratives that resonate with fellow fans.


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