The WWE Women’s Champion, Rhea Ripley, is on a collision course with the formidable Raquel Rodriguez at WWE Payback 2023. After asserting her dominance over the RAW Women’s division for months, The Eradicator faces a challenger who might just prove to be her match. However, as anticipation builds for their Championship clash, the WWE Universe is buzzing with rumors of a possible return during Payback.
Despite Rhea Ripley’s powerhouse status, she often enjoys the support of her Judgement Day comrades and her on-screen partner, Dominik Mysterio. Yet, a 39-year-old former WWE champion and Women’s division powerhouse isn’t fazed by Ripley’s advantageous alliances.
Nia Jax, the irrepressible force of the Women’s division, has dropped tantalizing hints about a WWE comeback at Payback. Sportskeeda recently shared an Instagram reel featuring an interview snippet with Jax. In this candid exchange, Jax issues a direct message to Ripley, asserting, “Rhea Ripley, your Dom Dom is not going to be able to help you, honey. I am going to get Payback.”
While Jax remains resolute in her intentions, she doesn’t underestimate Ripley’s wrestling prowess. In the same interview, she commends Ripley’s impressive work but hints at a potential need for a reality check.
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Nia Jax has been absent from in-ring action since 2021, apart from sporadic appearances. However, the powerhouse wrestler has been diligently preparing for her WWE return over the past months. Her return teases have ignited speculation, and she has even suggested a storyline involving Ripley, considering their history.
The history between Nia Jax and Rhea Ripley dates back to 2021, with a memorable encounter on RAW. During this clash, Ripley delivered a high kick that opened Nia Jax’s eye, leading to a surprise roll-up victory for Ripley.
As the WWE Universe braces for the impending showdown between Ripley and Rodriguez at Payback, the tantalizing prospect of Nia Jax’s return adds an intriguing layer of anticipation to an already highly charged event.