Ronda Rousey trades in MMA, acting to become WWE superstar

Erica Murray
January 31, 2018

Ronda Rousey is a officially a part of the WWE.

Rousey emerged following Asuka's victory in the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

"This is my life now".

Rousey, 14-2, is expected to have her first WWE match at Wrestlemania 34 on April 8.

"This has been a dream of mine since before I could talk and was trying to say Hulk Hogan", Rousey told WWE. "Smackdown Live" now has a Royal Rumble victor and a World Title match set for the biggest show of the year but there are a few other things to deal with first.

Jinder Mahal had left the arena and was driving home after Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble when his phone started to ping; Ronda Rousey had showed up.

While there is no immediate word on any potential opponents for Rousey, it was clear from her appearance that she will be involved in this year's WrestleMania. She slapped hands with fans at ringside.

Rousey adopted the "Rowdy" nickname from WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. The result was a perfectly balanced rumble, that gave the fans very little to bicker about.

And when it comes to Rousey's future, her mind is fully set on sports entertainment.

Rousey also appeared at WWE's Mae Young Classic with three of her "Four Horsewomen" stablemates and confronted three of WWE's top women wrestlers.

"Name the time. Name the place", Rousey told the WWE stars in a tense standoff. However, the woman is a born athlete, and I can't see why she can't be as successful in the WWE as she was the UFC and in the movies. But the former Olympic bronze judo medallist suffered a spectacular knockout loss to Holly Holm in 2015, then after a year-long layoff was dominated in her comeback fight against Amanda Nunes. So past year I had to make an adjustment from NXT to SmackDown like others have done from NXT to Raw. She said the two of them stay in contact, but the WWE is where she is right now. "Ronda continues to achieve everything she has ever wanted". But he's also encouraged by the fact that the former UFC champ seems to be taking her new endeavor seriously by signing a long-term deal.

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