Ronda Rousey Officially Joins WWE

Ronda Rousey Officially Joins WWE

Javier Howell
January 31, 2018

UFC champion Ronda Rousey is joining WWE as a full-time professional wrestler.

"This is my life now".

Rousey also told broadcaster ESPN that the WWE would be her "first priority on my time for the next several years" and that it was not a "publicity stunt".

The first ever female UFC Champion confronted Asuka, Smackdown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss and on-screen RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon before pointing at the Wrestlemania sign.

Rousey announced her arrival on the pro-wrestling circuit with an appearance at the Royal Rumble event in Philadelphia on Sunday. Rousey shook hands with McMahon and left without saying a word. So she has a whole lot of fans that maybe weren't even Piper fans that she'll be bringing her own element to.

Rousey, who had developed a friendship with WWE legend Roddy "Rowdy" Piper, will reportedly perform under the same moniker. The result was a perfectly balanced rumble, that gave the fans very little to bicker about.

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I interviewed her for this site the year after she gave that speech, and she told me she was surprised by its reception. Le Guin had a form of feminism that she preferred to describe as humanism. "We not only love her; we need her".

Former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on the red carpet at the WWE Mae Young Classic event at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. So past year I had to make an adjustment from NXT to SmackDown like others have done from NXT to Raw.

Rousey, who won an Olympic judo bronze medal in 2008, refused to specify whether she had formally retired from the UFC. Like I said, she was born to kick ass and throw people around.

"That said, she appealed to more than just the hardcore UFC viewers, so if they can get the more casual viewers who were ordering her fights to make the switch then they will have something", Powell said. Now she has arrived in the WWE, and will no doubt continue to make an impact.

The California native enters the WWE universe on the back of consecutive stoppage losses, the most recent of which saw her suffer a 48-second TKO defeat to Amanda Nunes. Former WWE champ CM Punk is now on the UFC roster.

UFC President Dana White has confirmed that Rousey will never fight again for the company.