Rhea Ripley has emerged as one of the biggest stars in the professional wrestling industry. With her dark persona and captivating personality, she has gathered a huge fan following. The fans have, in turn, showered much love on her, thereby making her ‘The Mami.’
The Australian star did not adopt the dark persona at the beginning of her career. Instead, she had long blonde hair when she first stepped inside the ring. Ripley has undergone many changes to become who she is today and one such thing is her name.
Rhea Ripley’s real-life name is Demi Bennett. With no connection between the two, fans often wondered what inspired her in-ring name. Rhea cleared the air on the matter in a conversation with Allan & Carly. “I actually got it from the chick from Aliens,” she said.
‘The Eradicator’ also shared the backstory of how she came up with the idea. “I looked up bad*ss female names and Rhea was the name of a goddess and Ripley was the chick from Aliens. I was like, ‘They sound great together.’” she revealed. The WWE Universe knew Ripley as a great performer. But after listening to her conversation with Allan & Carly, fans are sure that ‘The Mami’ is also very creative.
What are the nicknames that Rhea Ripley is known by?
Rhea Ripley marked her first massive achievement when she became the inaugural WWE NXT UK Women’s Champion. Since then, her pro wrestling career has been escalating at a great pace. After being inducted into The Judgment Day alongside Damian Priest and Adam Copeland (then, Edge), Rhea took her career to the peak.
Being the stable mate of the Rated R Superstar, Rhea Ripley was called ‘The Eradicator.’ Another name that is often associated with Rhea is ‘The Nightmare.’ The 27-year-old star took inspiration for her dark character from Beth Phoenix and Kaitlyn, back when she was in NXT. Since then, she has called herself ‘The Nightmare,’ proving true to her name for many of her opponents.
The aforementioned names might have defined who Rhea actually is in the ring. However, her nickname, ‘The Mami’ seems to go perfectly with the audience. Inspired by Eddie Guerrero’s “I’m Your Papi,” Rhea brought a personal touch and called herself ‘The Mami.’ Rhea still has a lot to achieve in her career and much more will follow her in the years to come.