Hometown: Adelaide, South Australia
Twenty-one-year-old Rhea Ripley is one of the fastest-rising athletes at the WWE Performance Center. She entered last year’s Mae Young Classic as the youngest competitor in the field and made it to the Second Round, where she gave Trans-Tasman rival Dakota Kai all that should could handle.
Now, the Aussie standout returns to the Classic as a more seasoned and cutthroat grappler. No longer looking to simply “fit in,” the ultra-aggressive and terrifyingly strong Ripley has embraced her true self, and that spells bad news for anyone who faces her in action. She already had the physical goods to stand toe-to-toe with any Superstar in sports-entertainment. Will her new, take-no-prisoners attitude help propel Ripley to victory this year's tournament?