A standout in the WWE Performance Center and the Mae Young Classic, Rhea Ripley entered NXT UK already a seasoned and cutthroat grappler with one goal on her mind, to rip the NXT UK Women's division apart.
The ultra-aggressive and terrifyingly strong Aussie embraced her true self, and that has spelled bad news for anyone who faces her, as she already had the physical goods to stand toe-to-toe with any Superstar in sports-entertainment.
Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, it took little time at all for Ripley to secure her a place in history. After battling her way through Xia Brookside in the Quarterfinals and Dakota Kai in the Semifinals, the merciless Mosh Pit Kid made history by conquering Toni Storm in the hard-fought Finals of the NXT UK Women’s Championship Tournament to become the first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion.
After an impressive performance in the 2019 Royal Rumble Match, Ripley made history once again when she dethroned long-standing NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler to capture the title.