Rhea Ripley aligned with Edge and his Judgment Day stable at tonight’s WWE WrestleMania Backlash event.
AJ Styles was going to the top rope during his match with Edge when Damian Priest, who was barred from ringside, appeared on the ramp and insisted he wasn’t at ringside. Finn Balor came out to even things up. During the distraction, a hooded figure attacked Styles, allowing Edge to lock in a crossface. Styles passed out, giving Edge the win. After the match, the hooded figured revealed themselves to be Ripley. She and Edge posed as the segment ended.
Ripley had recently turned on tag team partner Liv Morgan back on the April 18 edition of Raw. In an interview after the turn, Ripley said she was tired of teaming with partners who had let her down.
Following WrestleMania 38, Edge started a stable called Judgment Day. Priest was the first to align with Edge, distracting Styles at WrestleMania 38, which allowed Edge to pin Styles following the distraction.