Rhea Ripley’s WWE Return Earns Praise from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Rhea Ripley's WWE Return Earns Praise from Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson recently took to social media to express his admiration for WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley.

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The Rock returned on the ‘Day 1’ edition of WWE Raw on January 1, confronting Jinder Mahal and delivering his iconic Spinebuster and People’s Elbow to the ex-WWE Champion. Afterward, he hinted at a potential feud with WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns, expressing his desire to sit at the head of the table.

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During Monday’s taping, The Rock was spotted in a backstage interview holding Rhea Ripley’s Women’s World Championship belt. Taking to Instagram, he shared his thoughts on the interaction, encouraging Ripley to keep excelling and praising her skills.

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In addition to expressing love for Cathy Kelley, The Rock’s Instagram post read:

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“I love black. She’s badass. And I got famous for wearing a fanny pack. We had fun f**king around backstage ??

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Love, appreciate and respect you champ @rhearipley_wwe – thanks for trusting me with your title, keep kickin’ ass and raising the bar ???

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Big shout to @cathykelley for being a total pro and having fun ? ??”

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Amidst fan comments questioning their backstage activities, Rhea Ripley responded to The Rock’s post, stating:

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“Wouldn’t let anyone else look after my baby ? Thanks for being a legend and making my night! Tequila next time ?”

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Since her victory over Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39 in April 2023, Rhea Ripley has held the championship, defending it consistently since it replaced the SmackDown Women’s Championship in June of the same year.

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