While breaking the news that Ronda Rousey had consented to be a full-time wrestler with the WWE, ESPN’s story Sunday asserted that the former UFC champion “stunned the group” by showing up at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center toward the finish of the women’s Royal Rumble match.
It’s in reality reasonable for say numerous wrestling fans were a long way from stunned to see Rousey utilize Sunday’s occasion to guarantee that she will, truth be told, be a WWE performer.
In any case, her eagerly awaited entry in the organization provides additional proof that her MMA vocation is probably finished, includes a measurements of star energy to the pro-wrestling behemoth and, as Rousey noiselessly clarified after she entered the ring, sets up a noteworthy story line making a beeline for April’s WrestleMania 34.
Everyone's eyes are on #WrestleMania 34…
— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2018
“This is my life now. To start with need on my course of events for the following quite a long while,” Rousey said to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne of marking with WWE. “This isn’t a raving success and-snatch; this isn’t an attention stunt.”
Rousey said that when she initially met with WWE official Triple H, “I let him know, ‘There are different things I can do with my opportunity that’ll clear a path more cash, yet I won’t appreciate so much.’
Long known to be an enthusiast of pro wrestling, Rousey showed up at WrestleMania in 2015 and helped Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson expel Triple H and his better half and individual WWE official, Stephanie McMahon.
On Sunday, however, Rousey tried shaking McMahon’s hand amid the occasion and, after the field got out, was all grins with her new managers.
She wore a shirt bearing her name in lettering that paid respect to former WWE genius “Rambunctious” Roddy Piper, who kicked the bucket in 2015 — Rousey had just been utilizing the “Unruly” moniker herself as a MMA contender — and she said her cowhide coat had been claimed by Piper and was given to her by his child.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 29, 2018
Ronda Rousey has filed for three trademarks to "Rowdy Ronda Rousey."
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 29, 2018
“It’s interesting — it’s sort of like acting, in that it was something I generally needed to do however I never thought was probable for me,” Rousey said to Shelburne in regards to having longed for being a pro wrestler.
“Furthermore, now that I understand I truly do have this open door, I feel like my 6-year-old self would thoroughly beat me senseless on the off chance that I didn’t take it.”
It has been an open door months really taking shape, after reports in August had Rousey starting to prepare to get the hang of wrestling moves.
She was spotted meeting with Triple H around that time at a taping for an all-female WWE competition, at that point showed up in a “work,” an arranged encounter, for the organization the following month.
Reports developed in December that Rousey was “settling subtle elements” of an agreement with the WWE, however it was noted at the time that she was likewise set to film scenes for a motion picture, “Mile 22,” through February and along these lines would likely be restricted in her wrestling assignments until subsequently.
On Sunday, Internet sleuths saw that Rousey’s web-based social networking accounts, which were utilized rarely finished the recent months, had all of a sudden sprung to life as of late with a few posts that could be translated as suspiciously underscoring the way that she was shooting the film in Colombia — and was hence in no position to appear in Philadelphia on Sunday, correct?
Off-base. The way that the WWE influenced the women’s Royal rumble the last match Sunday, rather than the men’s rendition, struck some as immense insight that Rousey was set to close the show somehow, yet as she told Shelburne, it took a “collaboration” to keep her appearance as quite a bit of a shock as it seemed to be.
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Rousey said it expected her to fly monetarily from Colombia to Florida “without being seen,” at that point be sped by private fly to New Jersey, headed to the field and shepherded to a “back lift,” including, “I’ve quite recently been Rapunzel in a pinnacle, essentially, for as long as 24 hours.”
No sooner had Asuka won the match than WWE champions Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss entered the ring. The powerful trio did not have long to trade merriments, however, when the field started blasting Joan Jett’s “Terrible Reputation” before demonstrating Rousey’s name and after that the lady herself.
Welcome to WWE, Ronda Rousey. pic.twitter.com/ka18kw2iyn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 29, 2018
“I’m happy for her. This is something she has for a long while been itching to do,” UFC president Dana White said in a content to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. “Ronda keeps on accomplishing all that she has ever needed.”
White has since quite a while ago communicated question that Rousey, with whom he is close, will take an interest in any more MMA battles, everything except asking her to seek after a full-time acting profession.
Having accomplished genius status while beginning off with an overwhelming, 12-0 record in MMA, the former Olympic bronze medalist in judo lost her last two UFC battles by knockout, puncturing her atmosphere and abandoning her mind injured.
In a meeting with Shelburne that was recorded before the Royal Rumble, Rousey left open the likelihood of coming back to MMA, noticing that she never formally resigned from judo, either.
“All I know is that I truly need to give 100 percent of my opportunity to wrestling at the present time, and whatever individuals need to call that, they can call it,” she said.
Ronda Rousey won't say she's retired from MMA, and she plans on helping Dana White catch the WWE bug. pic.twitter.com/MFJyJzq5KV
— ESPN (@espn) January 29, 2018
— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2018
Rousey is not really the primary MMA contender to bounce to pro wrestling, or the other way around — past cases have included Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock, Dan Severn and CM Punk. The WWE has likewise has made suggestions to another UFC genius with an ability for self-promotion, Conor McGregor.