Ronda Rousey Signs Full-time WWE Contract

08 February, 2018, 01:04 | Author: Conrad Doyle
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Whilst Japanese wrestling star Asuka was celebrating her win in the first ever 30-woman Royal Rumble match in last night's (January 28) Royal Rumble pay-per-view event within World Wrestling Entertainment, former UFC fighter Ronda Rousey was backstage, ready to make her debut and share with the world her ambitions for the future.

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.

There's no word at this time from 2K Sports regarding her being added to the roster in WWE 2K18, though that seems unlikely, as the developers already finalized DLC some time ago.

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Rousey and Piper share the same judo coach and have become good friends.

While it will be some time before an official plan for Rousey is revealed, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is sharing the current buzz. Her first appearance was in 2015 at WrestleMania 31, where The Rock pulled her into the ring and she took on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. "This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt", Rousey later told ESPN.

"I think I'd rather just not talk about that right now", Rousey said in a sit-down interview with ESPN.com (transcript courtesy of MMA Junkie).

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Ronda Rousey best moments! Rousey has made cameo appearances on WWE programming the last few years and even trained at the company's performance centre in Orlando, Florida.

It's hard to imagine Rousey not showing up.

We don't yet know how Rousey will be in the ring, but stars like Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Shayna Baszler of NXT have shown that the transition can be made with amazing results. Rousey made shockwaves in the world of UFC, becoming an innovator in the company as it began welcoming women's martial artists, and becoming a superstar as one of their most dominant champions. Like I said, she was born to kick ass and throw people around. The match began in 1988, and for all of the thirty previous Rumbles only men had gotten to do the match.

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