Ronda Rousey Swaps Octagon For Ring, Joins WWE As Full-Time Wrestler

Ronda Rousey Swaps Octagon For Ring, Joins WWE As Full-Time Wrestler

Former UFC Champion Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut - kind of - at the 2018 Royal Rumble following the main event.

No sooner had Asuka won the match than WWE champions Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss entered the ring. "Just like she dominated the UFC, she's going to dominate pro wrestling".

Ronda Rousey may or may not have a future in the WWE, but she'll be a bargaining chip during negotiations for the wrestling promotion's next TV deal.

"I'm so happy and I don't have words for it", she said, adding joinging WWE is not a publicity stunt. But they weren't the only ones surprised by the move, as a few people in her former workplace were shocked as well.

Rousey stood in the WWE ring and pointed to Wrestlemania sign hanging in the arena.

Leading up to the event, Rousey played off showing up.

The disaster of 2015, when the Philadelphia crowd booed Reigns and even The Rock (!) out of the building, was forgotten as this time a true superstar, one who fans are fully behind, came out victorious.

"She did a good job, too", Mahal told MMAjunkie. "I wanted to enjoy it for the first time being in it". Speaking to ESPN, Rousey said: "This is my life now". That's why a limited number of matches might be the best formula to maximize the Rousey draw without the risk of hindering her status.

Rousey has signed a full-time contract with WWE and now we wait to see what's next. The result was a perfectly balanced rumble, that gave the fans very little to bicker about.

"She won't fight again", White said. "Because I know that he will. I know that he will". We have an amazing relationship. What exactly is Rousey planning for this year's Show of Shows?

"I told him that I really want to bring him to a show, so I can show him", she said per MMA Fighting.

Prior to losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes at UFC 193 and UFC 207, respectively, the Olympic bronze medal-winning judoka was a perfect 12-0 as a professional fighter.

It's via Lebell's hard-nosed and sometimes hilarious style of training that so many greats were able to learn judo and become champions in multiple sports. Professional wrestlers are big about paying dues and performers who step out of line are often dealt with in a variety of ways.

Rousey also appeared at WWE's Mae Young Classic.

Warning: If you haven't watched this year's Royal Rumble yet, some spoilers for match results follow.

With her string of wins, Rousey quickly became the face of MMA. Wouldn't it have made more sense for Rousey to debut BEFORE the match?

There will certainly be an adjustment period for both sides.

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