The bell rings, Nikki runs, and Ripley knocks her flying backwards. Rhea laughs at her, then Nikki shoots for a takedown but Ripley scoops her up and throws her away. Nikki dropkicks the knee and looks for a crossbody but Ripley catches her and turns it into a stalling vertical suplex. Nikki rolls from the ring and goads Ripley to go after her, then catches her inside the ring apron and batters her with forearms and kicks.
We return to find Nikki fighting up from a sleeper. She knocks Rhea into the buckles and poses with a smile on her face. Ripley dodges her, captures her arm and lands a few short-arm clotheslines and a headbutt. Rhea connects with a dropkick, then a northern lights suplex for a near-fall. Ripley puts Nikki on the top rope but A.S.H kicks her back, then hits a tornado DDT for a near-fall. Nikki wants a swinging neckbreaker but Ripley counters and lands a nice Riptide for the win.
Rhea Ripley cut a promo earlier today in which she said she has a score to settle with Nikki A.S.H but right now she’s focused on the Royal Rumble. She will do anything it takes to win it. Dana Brooke then cuts a similar promo. Liv Morgan is next and she says everyone saw her nearly become Champion, but at Royal Rumble there will be no nearly.
Tamina starts with Brooke and drops her with a clothesline. Tamina lands some ground-and-pound, then goes to a submission. Brooke fights up and makes it to her corner. Ripley tags in and dropkicks Tamina, then knocks Carmella and Nikki off the apron. Ripley hits Tamina with some short-arm clotheslines, then a ripcord headbutt.
Rhea hits a dropkick, then a kick to the gut and a fisherman suplex for a near-fall. Carmella runs in and kicks RIpley, then Morgan dropkicks her, Nikki runs in and hits her, Dana knocks her from the ring, and Tamina drops Brooke. Carmella then tags in and looks to jump on a downed Ripley but Rhea grabs her with the Prism Trap and Carmella quickly taps out.
WINNERS: RHEA RIPLEY, DANA BROOKE & LIV MORGAN
Super Brutality make their entrance to send us to break.
Super Brutality are interviewed in the ring.
They have an announcement, and Nikki ASH says that’s a challenge to Carmella and Zelina Vega for a rematch. Ripley gets in her ear and says that’s not what they talked about, and Nikki cuts her off and says everything’s fine, but Rhea says she doesn’t want to talk about this out here.
ASH says she wants to talk right now, and claims that once they get the tag titles back everything will be okay. Ripley fends off attempts to claim that she thinks she’s better than Nikki, but Nikki’s not having it and claims that she was the one doing Rhea a favor by sticking together.
Ripley says she never said she was better in the ring and ASH says she was talking about herself. Rhea gets hot and offers a hand to shake, saying it’s goodbye for now. Nikki says fine, she doesn’t want to be her teammate anymore, but she can’t shake her hand until Ripley looks her in the eye and tells her she still believes in her.
Rhea says she’s always believed in her and always will, and with her or against her, she’ll never stop believing in her and really hopes that they can be friends. Nikki asks if she means it and Ripley hugs her close. ASH poses on the ropes, Rhea offers a fist bump after and Nikki attacks her and beats her down!
She leaves the ring and says superheroes don’t need any friends while she stands tall on the ramp.
The traditional women’s Survivor Series elimination tag match pitting Team Raw (Rhea Ripley, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Liv Morgan and Bianca Belair) against Team SmackDown (Toni Storm, Shotzi, Shayna Baszler, Natalya and Sasha Banks) took to the squared circle next.
A distraction surrounding Carmella’s mask allowed Storm to roll up The Most Beautiful Woman in WWE and score the first elimination of the contest.
Dissension between Shotzi and Banks threatened the cohesion of Team SmackDown while Baszler battled Ripley back inside the squared circle. The action broke down, with the women each hitting signature offense before culminating in Banks and Belair pairing off.
The WrestleMania 37 opponents captivated the fans with an exchange that saw The EST of WWE trapped in the Bank Statement. Belair fought out and delivering a fallaway slam. The competitors picked up where they left off on wrestling’s grandest stage before The EST launched teammate Queen Zelina at Banks for a near-fall.
After Baszler and Shotzi refused to tag in, Storm tagged her partner and proceeded to do away with Zelina.
Morgan entered the ring for Raw and scored an impressive fall by pinning Storm following Oblivion.
Baszler applied the Kirifuda Clutch to down Morgan, Shotzi followed with a splash and Banks eliminated her following a headbutt.
The numbers disadvantage for Raw became even worse as Baszler dropped Ripley, leaving Belair on her own against four of the original five SmackDown competitors.
Winner: Team RAW
The Nightmare enters a lightning round and chats WWE highlights, sports and Halloween! If Rhea started a band, which WWE Superstar would she add? What are her 2021 career highlights? What was Rhea’s fave Halloween costume growing up? Ange from the K-Zone Team enters the ring with the Aussie WWE Superstar to gather answers to the big questions!
WWE’s Rhea Ripley is having the time of her life at the moment as part of the Super Brutality duo alongside Nikki A.S.H. Rhea and Nikki are currently ruling the Tag Division as WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, and they will continue that rule on Monday Night Raw thanks to night one of the WWE Draft. While Rhea and Nikki couldn’t be more different in their in-ring personas, they compliment each other quite well, and ComicBook.com had the chance to talk to Ripley all about how their Tag Team started, what led to the Super Brutality title, how she feels about being on Raw, and even the reveal of who Nikki would be in the Dragon Ball Z universe.
To kick things off we had to talk about the Super Brutality title and ask where it came from. The title quickly resonated with fans, though it caught Ripley by surprise a bit.
“To be honest, I have no idea. I have absolutely no clue whatsoever. She said it on TV, and I was like, what? Okay, sure. Because I hadn’t heard of it before that Monday Night Raw happened,” Ripley said. “I had never heard it before unless some fan posted it on Twitter and someone read it and was like, oooh, that sounds good. Let’s use that tonight. I don’t know.”
In fact, it kind of mirrored the origin of their tag team and how that came about, which wasn’t planned but just kind of became a thing over time.
“The tag-team between Nikki and I, it sort of grew. We kept getting booked in things week in week, and I guess it sort of happened because no one told me it was a thing until it was a thing,” Ripley said. “Yeah. I’m not complaining. I’m having the time of my life.”
They bring the best out of each other, both in and outside of the ring, and Ripley hasn’t smiled this much in quite some time.
“She definitely brings the brighter side out of me a little bit. She’s got me cracking smiles on TV and I don’t know what the hell’s going on. I’m not someone that really likes to smile when I’m down to business, but she always seems to bring the fun and the positivity, and I think that’s what she’s all about. And that’s one thing that I really do love about her. She tries to bring the positivity out of me, and it’s something that I have definitely locked down deep, deep inside of me, but it’s slowly creeping out and I do appreciate her for that because it’s making me enjoy life and everything.” As for Nikki, Ripley hopes she’s given her some additional edge, pushing her to bring out that inner brutality. “And with Nikki, I’m just trying to bring the brutality out of her, trying to bring out a little bit of darkness. I’m hoping that she gets a little bit more grungy in the ring, I want to say. I want her to stand up for herself, and I think she can. Seeing how she handled herself with Charlotte over those few months where she had the title and we were having those matches, I know it’s there and I want her to bring it out and I want her to go mental one day and beat someone up,” Ripley said.
While Ripley didn’t plan on being a part of another Tag Team, she’s enjoyed it quite a bit so far. “I’m really enjoying it, I really am. I’ve always been someone that’s loved tag wrestling. I haven’t changed too much mentally or physically about myself, I’m just going with the flow,” Ripley said.
“And it’s honestly so wild, especially knowing that this tag team formed in such a weird way and sort of just happened, in my eyes. One day we were a tag team. I think it’s wild that we’re holding the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships,” Ripley said. “That’s something that I didn’t think I would be able to hold onto this early in my career. Especially with someone like Nikki, it was a bit of a shock to me.”
During Night 1 of the WWE Draft, it was revealed that Rhea and Nikki will be staying on Monday Night Raw, and when Ripley initially moved from NXT she debuted on the Raw brand. There was a point where a SmackDown debut was talked about, but Raw quickly won out.
“At the very, very start I heard both. I think I traveled to one or two SmackDowns because it was in Tampa so I just had to drive there, so I think I went to one or two of them. But then pretty early on, I heard that it was Raw so I just kept going to Raw until eventually I got booked and stopped eating cookies and catering,” Ripley said.
As for which brand she was hoping to be on this time around, the Red Brand was at the top of her wishlist, but she does look forward to joining the Blue Brand at some point down the line.
“I think I look better in Red, to be completely honest. I love SmackDown and one day I do want to go to SmackDown because I want to be a Grand Slam Champion, but right now I think my placement is on Raw,” Ripley said. “And also, with this draft, there are so many girls on SmackDown that I haven’t worked yet, but I know that it’s all going to be jumbled anyway, so if I go to SmackDown they might not be there anyway. And also, I feel like on Raw we get more time to showcase our abilities, which is something that I’m always there for, where on SmackDown I feel like there’s limited time because it’s only two hours where Raw is three.”
Plus, as Women’s Tag Team Champions, she gets to bounce between both, so it’s a win-win. “Yeah, exactly. I’m going to be going to both anyways, so at the moment I don’t really mind which one I’m on,” Ripley said.
Now, the last time we talked to Ripley she mentioned she wanted to create some Android 18 Dragon Ball Z gear to follow up her stunning gear from WrestleMania, so we had to see how that was coming along.
“I honestly, I haven’t been thinking about it too much, but it’s just so hard to picture how everything is going to look because it is such a random piece of clothing that she wears. I’m like, I don’t know how to put that into my gear and make it look cool without having random stripes everywhere and denim. I don’t know how to work it so I gave up on it a little bit, but you did remind me just then I have to start thinking about that again because I want to do it one day, I really want to,” Ripley said.
The good news is that the WWE Universe has shown n multiple occasions how they can spot even the smallest reference to a franchise or character in superstar gear, so fingers crossed this one finally happens.
Speaking of Dragon Ball, Ripley has said that Android 18 is the character she’s most like in the franchise. So the question is, who represents Nikki?
Ripley said “Oh, who’s the person that… That’s difficult. Who would it be?”
Also, no pressure, since the fanart is going to fly in when the choice is made.
“I know, I know. Oh my gosh. I want to say that she’s a lot like Gohan, especially when he was in his Superman stages,” Ripley said. “Yeah, there you go, guys. Start making it. Put me as Zeno really angry in the back while she’s being…what was it? Saiyaman, Saiyaman, that’s what it was.”
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We kick things off with Natalya and Nikki. Natalya whips her to the corner but Nikki leaps over her and hits a dropkick to the knee. Natalya gets the better of Nikki and tags Tamina, who throws her across the ring by the hair. Tamina beats Nikki down and tags Natalya but Ripley gets the tag and throws hands with Nattie. Rhea hits some short-arm clotheslines and a headbutt.
Natalya his an atomic drop using the ropes but Ripley fires back with a back drop. Tamina tags herself in but Rhea kicks her off the ropes. With both hrrls on the floor, Nikki dives off the top rope with a splash to both. Ripley goes outside and celebrates with Nikki, all fired-up. Ripley drags Tamina into the ring and hits the Riptide, then tags Nikki for a splash and the win!
WINNERS: RHEA RIPLEY & NIKKI A.S.H
Newly crowned Women’s Tag Team Champions Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley make their way out for a Nikki singles match.
The match begins with a lock up. Nikki hits a drop kick to the knees and covers for two. Natalya slams Nikki to the corner and gets hit with an elbow from Nikki. Tamina causes a distraction but Ripley pulls Tamina away. Nikki gets a roll up in the ring for the three count.
After the match the team of Shotzi & Nox come out to confront the tag champions.
Winner: Nikki A.S.H.
Nikki A.S.H and Rhea Ripley make their entrance. They talk about Connor’s Cure and the V Foundation. Ripley can barely speak for tearing-up. She dedicates their match tonight to children, pediatric cancer patients, and everyone who’s supported the cause.
Tamina grabs Nikki right away and tosses her across the ring. Tamina knocks Rhea off the apron, then tags Natalya so they can hit a Hart Attack for a near-fall. Ripley comes back but Tamina throws her over the top rope. Tamina and Natalya isolate Nikki and make quick tags to stomp Nikki down in the corner. Tamina hits a Samoan drop and goes to the top rope for a splash but Nikki gets her knees up.
Nikki crawls to her corner but Ripley is dead. Natalya tags in and hits Nikki with a rope-assisted atomic drop, then runs over her back and dropkicks her. Tamina tries to attack Ripley again but this time Rhea hits her with a senton off the apron. Ripley hits Tamina with a Riptide onto the apron. Nikki snatches a distracted Natalya with a small package and they win!