The 2021 women’s Royal Rumble had a tremendous ending sequence between Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair. Belair got the win, but Ripley came out of the Royal Rumble match looking like a star as well. She dominated most of the wrestlers who got in her way, and was inches away from winning the whole thing. That’s why it’s baffling that Ripley has yet to appear on Raw or SmackDown since her great showing in the Royal Rumble, despite all the rumors going around concerning her status on the WWE main roster.
Could the delay be occurring because WWE is coming up with a new presentation for her? Here is a picture that Ripley posted on Instagram, which is getting quite a bit of attention:
No, I don’t expect that this means Rhea is going to have a completely new look whenever she finally does show up on Raw or SmackDown. But I have a history of looking like a fool with too many incorrect predictions to keep track of, so you shouldn’t just take my word for it. After Keith Lee’s look and music was altered for his Raw debut, I’m not ruling anything out.
Do you think we’ll finally see Rhea Ripley show up on SmackDown tomorrow (Feb. 12) night, or will WWE creative need more time trying to figure out where to place her?