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WWE star Rhea Ripley suffering from brain injury after accidentally smashing herself in face with knee in botched move

WWE star Rhea Ripley has confirmed she is suffering from brain and teeth injuries after a horror accident earlier this month.

Ripley, real name Demi Bennett, was this week withdrawn from her Raw Women's Championship match at Money in the Bank.

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Rhea Ripley (left) accidentally smacked herself in the face with her own kneeCredit: USANETWORK
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Ripley was forced to have dental work to after the freak accidentCredit: @rhearipley_wwe

WWE confirmed Ripley would not be medically cleared in time for the July 2 showpiece against Bianca Belair.

And while the promotion did not explain why Ripley is not fit to compete, many fans believe it's from a horror injury sustained at the beginning of this month.

During a Fatal 4 Way, which earned her a shot at the championship belt, Ripley was kicked to the ground by Liv Morgan.

But as Ripley landed her foot hit the bottom rope, which caused her knee to ricochet up and whack her directly the face.

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The Australian fighter was then called out by a fan on Instagram after being withdrawn from the Money in the Bank pay-per-view through injury.

They suggested Ripley didn't look injured.

But the WWE star hit back, and confirmed she is currently suffering with a brain injury.

She wrote: "Brain/teeth. Can't see a brain injury. Stop being incompetent and reaching at nothing."

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Ripley also suffered damaged teeth after the freak accident on Raw and was forced to have a wire fitted to her pearly whites to repair the damage.

Showing off the work by her dentist earlier this month on Twitter, Ripley joked: "Knee - 1 Teeth - 0."

Carmella is set to take Ripley's place at Money in the Bank and face Belair for the Raw Women's Championship.

She won a clash featuring Morgan, Alexa Bliss, Asuka and Becky Lynch for the right to replace Ripley.

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