Meltzer noted that he had recently "heard talk of Ripley moving to the main roster" and Ripley losing clean to Io Shirai this week was another sign of the young Australian star moving on from NXT.
After their main event match for the NXT Women's Championship, Ripley and Shirai embraced for a hug and it seemed to indicate that they were "finishing up their story," added Meltzer.
As reported earlier, Ripley and Shirai were both listed on NXT's Injury Report following their match on this week's edition of NXT. While Ripley suffered multiple contusions and abrasions on both ears, Shirai is presently dealing with a sore neck.
Ripley faced Charlotte Flair earlier this year at WrestleMania 36 and has already been introduced to the main roster audience.
Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) November 19, 2020