5 WWE Superstars Who Could Become New Women’s World Champion After Rhea Ripley Vacates Title

5 WWE Superstars Who Could Become New Women’s World Champion After Rhea Ripley Vacates Title

Byron Pillay
April 17, 2024 at 8:52 PM
  • Rhea Ripley defended her Women's World title at WrestleMania 40 against Becky Lynch
  • Liv Morgan recently returned from injury and targeted the woman who put her on the shelf
  • Ripley has vacated the title, and a new Women's World champion will be crowned next week

How quickly everything can change in the WWE.

Rhea Ripley was on top of the world at WrestleMania 40, but now The Eradicator is sidelined with an injury.

Rhea Ripley was forced to vacate the Women's World Championship through injury.
With Rhea Ripley vacating the Women's World Championship, Sports Brief looks at 5 superstars who could become the new champ. Image: WWE.
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The Judgement Day star suffered a shoulder injury during a segment with Liv Morgan and confirmed that she would be out of action for months.

As a result, she vacated her Women’s World Championship on the Raw after Mania, vowing to work her way back to the top.

With a new champion set to be crowned next week, Sports Brief looks at five superstars who could hold the title.

Five contenders for Women’s World Championship

Liv Morgan

With Morgan being the reason why Ripley is injured, it’s only fitting that she takes the belt too.

The 29-year-old recently returned from injury herself and targeted Ripley as part of her revenge tour.

While the feud between the two has to take a back seat for now, WWE can still keep the rivalry alive by placing the title on Morgan.

They would then have a great storyline to play with when Ripley does return.

Nia Jax

Jax was recently involved in a feud with the former champion and looked like a legitimate threat for the title.

The Irresistible Force gave Ripley a run for her money in Australia at the Elimination Chamber, and will be looking to ascend to the top of the women’s division once more.

Nia Jax is also a natural heel, something WWE needs at the moment. As noted by PW Mania, she admitted that most people don’t like her, and that she wasn’t concerned by it.

Shayna Baszler

The Submission Magician was a force to be reckoned with during her days in NXT, but she hasn’t been given a run on the main roster that many would have expected.

Baszler has earned a reputation for being tough as nails, and deserves to be pushed as the next dominant competitor in the women’s division. A black belt in Judo, Baszler isn’t just acting tough as part of her character.

With Ripley on the sidelines, WWE needs someone who can rip apart opponents like she can, and have that in the Queen of Spades.

Becky Lynch

The Man was the last person to challenge Ripley for the title, and could be the first to hold it after her injury.

Lynch fought The Eradicator at WrestleMania 40, and while she came up short, she is more than qualified to lead the new era in the WWE.

Lynch was rumoured to be taking a break after Mania, but a chance to be the face of the Monday night brand could be a good enough reason to return to active competition.

Tiffany Stratton

It’s Tiffy Time!

Stratton may have been recently promoted to the main roster, but she definitely has the star power to be a main event star.

The former NXT Women’s Champion proved that she has the skill set to compliment her character work, and her finisher is a thing of beauty.

While Stratton may be too fresh a face to promote to champion status immediately, her brash attitude and heat with the fans make her a considerable option to be the next champion.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.