The Empress vs. The Nightmare on The Grandest Stage of Them All? Yes, please.

Following weeks of videos warning of her arrival to Monday nights, Rhea Ripley finally showed up on Raw to make a statement by challenging Asuka to a match for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania.

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Asuka’s swift acceptance of the challenge sets the stage for an epic first-time matchup between two of the greatest champions in NXT history. The Empress has certainly racked up her fair share of accomplishments since her days on the black-and-yellow brand, but Ripley looks to win her very first Raw Women’s Title, fittingly, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, where she was originally supposed to defend her NXT Women’s Championship just one year ago against Charlotte Flair.

One question remains heading into this year’s Show of Shows: Will Rhea Ripley be ready for Asuka?

Don’t miss WrestleMania on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11, streaming live at 8 ET/5 PT exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network everywhere else.

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The Empress vs. The Nightmare on The Grandest Stage of Them All? Yes, please.

Following weeks of videos warning of her arrival to Monday nights, Rhea Ripley finally showed up on Raw to make a statement by challenging Asuka to a match for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania.

SIGN UP FOR PEACOCK

Asuka’s swift acceptance of the challenge sets the stage for an epic first-time matchup between two of the greatest champions in NXT history. The Empress has certainly racked up her fair share of accomplishments since her days on the black-and-yellow brand, but Ripley looks to win her very first Raw Women’s Title, fittingly, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, where she was originally supposed to defend her NXT Women’s Championship just one year ago against Charlotte Flair.

One question remains heading into this year’s Show of Shows: Will Rhea Ripley be ready for Asuka?

Don’t miss WrestleMania on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11, streaming live at 8 ET/5 PT exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network everywhere else.