Triple H: Rhea Ripley Is 'Here and Now' After Defeating Asuka at WWE WrestleMania 37

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVApril 12, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 11:  WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul "Triple H" Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE's Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Triple H sang the praises of Rhea Ripley after she was victorious over Asuka at WrestleMania 37 on Sunday.

Triple H @TripleH

It’s been said that @RheaRipley_WWE is the β€œfuture.” But #WrestleMania proved she is the HERE AND NOW!!!! Congratulations to the NEW #WWERaw Women’s Champion!! pic.twitter.com/kpVv2WwMTU

Ripley doesn't turn 25 until October, yet she has already been crowned the NXT UK women's champion, the NXT women's champion and now the Raw women's champion.

This wasn't even her first WrestleMania match. She dropped the NXT title to Charlotte Flair at last year's Showcase of the Immortals, and the mere fact that she was wrestling one of the biggest stars in the women's division on the biggest pay-per-view was a sign of her star being on the rise.

A wrestler's career ebbs and flows because nobody can be in the main event and hold a championship belt forever. But it's abundantly clear Ripley is likely to be a stalwart in the women's division for years to come.


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