WrestleMania Backlash saw Edge and AJ Styles face off in their WrestleMania rematch. This match would end in a surprising fashion as a masked assailant made their way to ringside. This individual would cost Styles the match, which allowed Edge to pick up the submission victory. After being beckoned by Edge, the assailant in question revealed herself to be none other than Rhea Ripley, who would become the newest member of the Judgment Day stable alongside the once “Rated R Superstar” and Damian Priest.
— WWE (@WWE) May 9, 2022
Rhea Ripley Joins Judgment Day
What to Know Following WrestleMania Backlash
During the match, where it looked like Styles had the match in his upper hand, a masked assailant quickly attacked “The Phenomenal One,” despite the match’s stipulation barring Damian Priest from ringside.
That masked assailant was indeed, “The Nightmare” Rhea Ripley.
Ripley, fresh from a turn on former partner Liv Morgan, saw herself as a new disciple of the “Rated R Superstar-led” group. Since losing the Women’s Tag Team Championship alongside Nikki A.S.H., it was clear that Ripley, in storyline, was fed up with the consistent betrayal of partners and wanting to bring herself into a better position.
Alongside, Damian Priest, Ripley is a rare anomaly being a female in a faction where there are not many examples of female representation in factions in WWE outside of the likes of D Generation X and, most recently, Retribution.
Monday Night Raw is going to hopefully add more layers to the ongoing Judgment Day faction following the actions of Rhea Ripley.
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