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Rhea Ripley Chooses Charlotte Aptitude over Bianca Belair for WWE WrestleMania 39 Match

Doric SamJanuary 31, 2023Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images2023 Royal Rumble winner Rhea Ripley made her choice for her WrestleMania 39 opponent on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw.Ripley announced that she will challenge SmackDown women’s champion Charlotte Flair on the grandest stage of them all. Ripley’s choice leaves Raw women’s champion Bianca Belair still

Rhea Ripley Chooses Charlotte Aptitude over Bianca Belair for WWE WrestleMania 39 Match

Doric SamJanuary 31, 2023

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - JANUARY 28: Rhea Ripley enters the ring during the WWE Royal Rumble at the Alamodome on January 28, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)

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2023 Royal Rumble winner Rhea Ripley made her alternative for her WrestleMania 39 opponent on this week’s episode of Monday Night time Uncooked.

Ripley introduced that she’s going to problem SmackDown ladies’s champion Charlotte Aptitude on the grandest stage of all of them. Ripley’s alternative leaves Uncooked ladies’s champion Bianca Belair nonetheless ready to search out out her opponent for the two-night occasion, which can happen on April 1-2.

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Mami vs. Queen.

Rhea Ripley has chosen to face Charlotte for the SmackDown Ladies’s Championship at WrestleMania 39 😈

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Ripley selected Aptitude due to their prior historical past, which nonetheless irks her to this present day. In 2020 when Aptitude received the Royal Rumble, then-NXT ladies’s champion Ripley made the daring transfer to problem The Queen to a title match at WrestleMania 36. Aptitude accepted, making the Australian celebrity the primary NXT champion ever to defend their title at WWE’s marquee occasion.

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Nevertheless, Ripley got here to remorse her choice when Aptitude pinned her to finish her title reign after slightly below 4 months. The 26-year-old was unable to avenge her loss on the time, as she needed to take break day to address visa issues as a result of the pandemic made it inconceivable for her to journey to Australia.

The historical past between Aptitude and Ripley would not finish there. After Ripley received the Uncooked ladies’s championship at WrestleMania 37, Aptitude defeated her for the title on the 2021 Cash within the Financial institution pay-per-view, ending her reign at 98 days.

Whereas will probably be fascinating to see Ripley chase after redemption, a possible match between her and Belair would have been an thrilling match between the 2 greatest younger ladies’s wrestlers on the WWE roster. Each Belair and Ripley are cornerstones who will carry the ladies’s division for years to come back, and followers are nonetheless salivating for the second they ignite their rivalry.

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