Report: Rhea Ripley's Work Visa Expires, Returns To Australia

Rhea Ripley will be off WWE television for the foreseeable future as her work visa has expired and she has returned to Australia.

Mike Johnson at PWInsider reports that Ripley returned to Australia on Monday and must now get her visa renewed. It is unknown when she will be able to return to the United States, especially given how things are in the world with the coronavirus pandemic.

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It is unknown if Ripley's expiring visa played a role in her losing the NXT Women's Championship to Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 36.

Fightful Select reported that WWE is planning on taping mass content this week, beginning on Friday with SmackDown. The company had already taped Monday's episode of WWE Raw and Wednesday's episode of NXT. The tentative plan is for the company to tape three episodes of SmackDown, three episodes of Raw, and multiple episodes of NXT through next week. Ripley will not be part of these tapings and will have to quarantine following international travel.

Fightful will continue to update fans on Ripley's situation and WWE taping schedule as more information is known.

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