Backstage News On WWE Elimination Chamber Plans For Rhea Ripley

WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley is set to compete at arguably the biggest event of her career later this month when WWE Elimination Chamber heads to her home country of Australia. The Premium Live Event is set to emanate for Optus Stadium in Perth and, despite having distributed over 40,000 tickets for the show, the company has continued to promote the event through local media appearances. Most notably, one of those appearances went awry when Grayson Waller nearly got physical with a disrespectful TV host.

At the time of writing, no matches have been confirmed for the show though the likes of Ripley and Cody Rhodes are officially set to appear. Now, a new report has provided some insight into the current plans for the Women’s World Champion at the event.

Dave Meltzer reports in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Ripley will be defending her championship against Nia Jax in Perth. In addition, Meltzer notes that the show as a whole will be heavily built around Ripley, given that she hails from Australia herself. This isn’t the first time WWE has adopted this strategy for one of their international Premium Live Events: WWE Clash At The Castle, held in Cardiff, Wales in the UK back in mid-2022, was headlined partly by British-born star Drew McIntyre.

Elimination Chamber 2024 makes history in multiple ways through its presence down under: On top of being the second Elimination Chamber ever to be held outside of North America, this year’s iteration of the Premium Live Event is also the first WWE event held in Australia since October 2019. This isn’t the first PLE to take place in the country, however, an honor that goes to Super ShowDown 2018 – which was headlined by Triple H vs. The Undertaker in what became one of the last matches of both men’s careers.