Rhea Ripley injury: The nasty dental hit that cost her a WWE Raw women’s title shot

After sustaining an injury on Monday Night Raw, WWE have deemed Rhea Ripley medically unfit to compete for the title.

The former world champion has utilised her impressive skills and ability on the mic to solidify herself as one of the biggest names in the company. Her performances have shone through, and at Wrestlemania Backlash, she received a big reward.

She joined Damian Priest and Hall of Famer Edge as part of The Judgement Day and more than deserved her place in the group.

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She’s created an eery presence, and due to her spike in popularity, Vince McMahon gave her a huge opportunity.

After defeating Liv Morgan, Alexa Bliss and Doudrop in a brutal Fatal 4-Way, Ripley emerged as the number one contender. On July 2, she had the biggest match of her career scheduled against Bianca Belair. But on the latest edition of Monday Night Raw, the reigning champion revealed that her opponent had failed to get medically cleared.

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Obviously, this will have left her absolutely devastated. After all, the PPV event is now considered one of the ‘big 5’ and would’ve offered Ripley the chance to win the belt in Vegas. But alas, Carmella steps in and ‘The Eradicator’ will have to watch on the sidelines in the hope that she’ll get her chance in the future.

WWE have yet to officially reveal why the popular wrestler hasn’t received clearance. Consequently, fans have started to speculate and have come up with a reasonable assumption.

During The Fatal 4 Way, in which he earned her shot at the belt, the 25-year-old sustained a nasty injury. Liv Morgan dropkicked her to the canvas. And in a freak accident, Ripley’s foot bounced off the ropes, and her knee ricocheted into her face.

This resulted in a dentist having to place a wire in her teeth which had come loose from the blow.

She later tweeted a series of pictures with the caption: “Knee – 1, Teeth – 0. Thank you, Anderson Family Dental.”

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