Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com is reporting that Rhea Ripely will not be appearing on NXT television in the near future and won’t be part of the next set of TV tapings. Ripley’s work visa reportedly expired and she had to return to Australia as part of the process to get her visa renewed. Johnson added that “there is no known timetable for her return” due to the circumstances with the Coronavirus. While not confirmed, there is speculation that the visa issue played a role in Charlotte Flair winning the NXT women’s title from Ripley at Wrestlemania 36.
Johnson also noted that former NWA Champion Adam Pearce was the Producer for the Charlotte vs. Ripley match.