Rhea Ripley triumphed over Nia Jax in her homecoming match at WWE Elimination Chamber 2024 in Perth, Australia. 

In front of a biassed audience, Ripley had an emotional breakdown in what Michael Cole dubbed Rhea’s “Mania moment before her WrestleMania moment”, according to Forbes.  

A feel-good contest with several shortcomings saw Ripley win with a Riptide after a superplex.

Rhea Ripley, who hasn’t lost since May 2022, entered her own continent with much anticipation. Even though Nia Jax was promoted like a gigantic heel. 

Jax was the one who arrived in Perth, Australia at Optus Stadium as a huge underdog at +1100. There was very little to no possibility that Ripley was going to lose between her bout against Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 40 and her home country under a new administration.

Nevertheless, the distinct Perth crowd and Ripley’s magic contributed to the particular big-match atmosphere. Every time WWE advertises a global Premium Live Event (PLE), it becomes less singular but no less extraordinary.

For recent overseas events, WWE’s ticket sales have been scorching, if not record-breaking. At the Castle in Principality Stadium in 2022, WWE sold around 63,000 tickets, generating a $8 million live gate that was the company’s largest ever in Europe. 

Additionally, the Welsh economy received £22 million from the event. On the strength of hometown hero Sami Zayn, WWE broadcast the Elimination Chamber in Montreal last year. Additionally, the PLE broke records for merchandise, viewership, and live gate.


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2024-02-24

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