WWE star Rhea Ripley has revealed she misplaced her beloved grandmother earlier this week.
The 26-year-old wrestler, who’s the present SmackDown Ladies’s Champion, was capable of see her relative earlier this yr and described it as ‘the spotlight’ of her yr.
She shared a photograph of herself as a younger woman together with her grandmother, and one other latest image of them collectively.
She wrote: ‘Thursday night time I misplaced one among my favourite folks. Nonna, Im going to overlook your sturdy loving hugs & your little sassy cheeky angle.
It’s so arduous saying goodbye, however with the ability to see you once more in Feb was the spotlight of my yr ❤️ I miss you & I like you with all my coronary heart. (sic)’
Rhea’s followers and fellow wrestlers have been fast to ship her messages of assist after she revealed the devastating information, together with former NXT UK star Ashton Smith.
‘Like to you Rhea,’ he wrote, whereas a fan added: ‘So sorry on your loss’.
One other follower tweeted: ‘Sorry on your loss. Ideas with you and your loved ones at this unhappy time!’
On an equivalent publish on Instagram with extra pictures, WWE broadcaster Kayla Braxton commented: ‘Love you. I can solely think about how proud she was of you’.
The likes of Bayley, Carmella and Natalya responded with pink coronary heart emojis, whereas Scottish wrestler Piper Niven wrote: ‘I’m so sorry sweetheart, sending you and your loved ones love’.
In one of many pictures, Rhea may be seen with the phrase ‘Nonna’ written on her cheek above a black coronary heart, and the poignant tribute was seen as she stepped out on SmackDown on Friday night time.
In the meantime, the Judgment Day star has opened up about how being concerned within the group helped maintain her sturdy when she was going by way of a troublesome damage layoff final yr.
She solely informed Metro.co.uk: ‘You begin questioning a variety of issues, so being part of the Judgment Day, and going on the market and nonetheless supporting my boys, doing promos and all that, simply being in entrance of the digital camera, nonetheless on the highway – it was a very good distraction.’
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