Rhea Ripley Wins SmackDown Women’s Title At WrestleMania 39

Rhea Ripley Wins SmackDown Women's Title

Rhea Ripley Wins SmackDown Women’s Title At WrestleMania 39 – Tonight’s WrestleMania 39 Night 1 Premium Live Event saw Ripley defeat Charlotte Flair to capture the SmackDown Women’s Title.

This is Ripley’s first reign with the blue brand title. Flair began her 7th reign on the December 30, 2022 SmackDown, by defeating Ronda Rousey. Flair held the strap for 91 recognized days.

Here is a brief recap of the match:

Flair caught her with a crossbody early while walking her down and throwing strikes. Ripley slowed things down with grappling. They were telling the story of a physical match. Flair reversed riptide with a major league DDT that spiked Ripley on her head for 2. Ripley with a big boot then a small package before they hit a double boot. Flair connected with a fall away slam before kipping up. Ripley with a german suplex off the middle rope that turned Flair inside out for 2. 

Flair crashed into the steel steps before Ripley hit a facebuster for 2. Ripley with another scary german suplex that Flair almost landed on her head. Flair hit a moonsault off the turnbuckle to the floor before almost taking out the referee by accident. Ripley with the riptide for 2. Ripley put her in a leg submission, but Flair got to the ropes and hit a spear for 2. After a flurry of strikes, Flair locked in the figure four leg lock, but Ripley got to the bottom rope. Ripley with riptide off the top rope for the win.

Below are several shots of tonight’s title change from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA:

Rhea Ripley Wins SmackDown Women’s Title At WrestleMania 39

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