Ronda Rousy made her WWE (and pro wrestling in general) debut at WrestleMania 34, putting on a really great performance in a mixed tag match with partner Kurt Angle, facing off against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Since then, she’s been relatively quiet despite previous claims that she was going to be a “full-time” member of the WWE roster.
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Ronda Rousey finally returned to WWE programming Sunday night at their Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, after surprising everyone by showing up unannounced at the Royal Rumble a month ago. It was advertised as Rousey appearing to officially sign her contract to be a Raw superstar. But since this is “sports entertainment,” contract signings almost never go smoothly.
After stunning everyone by showing up at the Royal Rumble, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey hasn’t appeared on WWE television since. That’s kind of a crappy way to promote your newest star, as many people tuned in to the episode of Raw after the Rumble to see what Rousey would do next, only to be disappointed that she didn’t show.
Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey showed up at the end of the Royal Rumble on Sunday night, finally confirming one of the worst-kept secrets in the sports entertainment industry. Many fans expected her to actually enter the historic inaugural all-female version of the 30-person battle royal, but when No. 30 was revealed as WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus, it seemed likely that Rousey wasn’t coming.
The WWE made another bit of wrestling history this week when they announced that there would be a all-female Royal Rumble match at the annual January event. While details are still sparse, we assume it will function exactly like the men’s version, with superstars from both Raw and Smackdown competing in an over-the-top-rope battle royal, with the last remaining survivor getting a title shot at the champion of their respective brand at WrestleMania.