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The Judgment Day has proven unstoppable lately, and that’s all arguably thanks to Rhea Ripley. While Balor, Priest, and Dominik have been on their A-games, the Australian-born Superstar seems to make all the difference and is emerging as the real brains of the group.
Ripley, who victoriously returned to the ring last week on NXT after suffering an injury, has more than paid her dues and been the direct reason her teammates have won specific matches such as Balor’s bout against Karl Anderson last night on RAW. During that match, Ripley proved again why she is such a valued member of Judgment Day when she not only hit Anderson with a low blow that led to Balor picking up the win, but easily picked up the over 300-pound Luke Gallows and delivered a textbook bodyslam on the outside floor.
The slam has been a talking point among the WWE Universe on social media, where Ripley has been trending for the mind-blowingly impressive slam. She didn’t struggle at all to get the big man up, something that most men on the roster would have a hard time doing. The fans in the arena gave Ripley an appropriately loud reaction for the slam, and Graves and Patrick's commentary really sealed the moment. Ripley is making an argument for being one of the strongest Superstars on the roster, period. No wonder Dominik has been taking her advice as of late.
After the bout, the O.C. gathered in AJ Styles’s locker room where they acknowledged Ripley may be their biggest problem when it comes to dealing with Judgment Day. The segment hinted at the O.C. uniting with another female Superstar to help them even the odds against Ripley, but who that will be is yet to be known. While Styles and his Good Brothers know how to make light of any situation, The Judgment Day just got a heck of a lot scarier with Ripley now cleared to get physical in the ring, something that she hasn’t been able to do since the inception of the group.
You can rewatch Ripley’s return to the ring last week on NXT where she dominated Roxanne Perez on the WWE Network on Peacock!
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