Ronda Rousey

Former UFC champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey made her official debut as part of WWE on Sunday night at the close of the Royal Rumble PPV in Philadelphia.

According to ESPN.com, the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion has agreed to terms on a full-time contract with the WWE going forward.

Rousey provided a quote to ESPN about her WWE debut tonight.

“This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt. When I first met with Triple H, I told him, ‘There are other things I can do with my time that’ll make way more money, but I won’t enjoy nearly as much.'”

WWE had Rousey shake hands with Stephanie McMahon to close the PPV following an in-ring confrontation with Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and Asuka (the winner of the first ever women’s Royal Rumble).

ESPN is already featuring an interview with Rousey about her WWE signing.

12 COMMENTS

  1. We just saw how little faith WWE has in Askua since her big rumble moment was shoved aside for Ronda’s debut. Than again Ronda is true mega star a legit fighter. Askua is painted clown

  2. Oh,so she’s a full-timer. Well,as long as she pays her dues and and be humbled I wouldn’t mind her (one day) being a WWE Women’s Champion.

  3. It already gives me some respect for her knowing she wants to do it full time and doesn’t just want to show up for a pay day once every few months like certain others do.

  4. Lol yeesh, so much negativity in the comments already. I think this could be cool but I’d like to see her in some matches before Wrestlemania just to see if she can sports entertain

  5. Negativity here or elsewhere? Unless it changes after my comment there isn’t one negative comment in this post.

  6. “We just saw how little faith WWE has in Askua since her big rumble moment was shoved aside for Ronda’s debut. Than again Ronda is true mega star a legit fighter. Askua is painted clown”

  7. As much as I’m thrilled for her debut, I’m concerned about other stars. How is Ronda going to be booked? Undefeated? Is Ronda going to take bumps and sell other stars’ finishing moves? Is she going to raw? Then everybody in raw except asuka is up for repetitive losses.. Sasha banks, nia jax and sometimes the absolution girls are going to be reduced to chump status (where bayley is the reigning champion). If she’s going to smackdown, then Becky Lynch, Naomi and ultimately Charlotte can kiss goodbye to victory. Unlike the undertaker’s wrestlemania streak, Booking undefeated streaks in day by day matches is so tenacious. One or two top performers and the remaining will get buried. Hope Ronda ends up in smackdown. How long will they prevent the inevitable asuka vs Ronda rousey? Next wrestlemania perhaps!

  8. Agree,she’s the main reason I even care for RAW’s Women’s Division. Sasha banks is overrated (on the main roster. She had a better run in NXT) Bayley’s good but they kinda reseted her back to her earlier years,Alexa Bliss is somewhat overrated,Nia Jax is ok but can be very dominant but she’s still a little green,the others are meh (in terms of being booked).

  9. They mentioned it on commentary. Pointing up to the sign and then shaking hands with Stephanie could be saying that she wants Stephanie at Mania. Fits in with what Meltzer said on the other report too.

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