Rhea Ripley Debunks Report, Confirms She’s Still In The United States
Rhea Ripley hasn’t gone anywhere.
On Tuesday, PWInsider.com reported Ripley had traveled back to Australia to straighten out a work visa issue due to her existing one expiring. Ripley posted the following on her Instagram account, revealing that’s not the case as she’s still stateside:
Rhea Ripley is still in the US, according to her own Instagram account: pic.twitter.com/obunzNfyO4
— WrestleZone on Mandatory (@WRESTLEZONEcom) April 8, 2020
It was originally reported that due to her alleged visa issues, Ripley would not be factored into the next set of NXT tapings, which would cover several weeks of TV. It remains to be seen how, if at all, she’s used at the tapings since she’s still in the United States and could potentially work the shows.
Last night, a report from F4WOnline.com’s Dave Meltzer claimed Ripley had not gone home and was in fact still in Orlando, which now Ripley has confirmed herself. The report also seemed to suggest that Flair beating Ripley at WrestleMania 36 was because Flair could help NXT boost their ratings, and not related to the reported visa issues.