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Ronda Rousey from UFC joins WWE after surprise Royal Rumble appearance

Ronda Rousey from UFC joins WWE after surprise Royal Rumble appearance

The 2018 Royal Rumble will always go down as one of the most historic of all time, as it featured the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match of all time. The match began in 1988, and for all of the thirty previous Rumbles only men had gotten to do the match. That match saw some women from WWE's past return to compete; including Lita, Trish Stratus, Kelly Kelly Michelle McCool, and so many more.

In typical WWE fashion, the 30-year-old wasn't going to just release a press statement or post a cryptic clue on social media - she surprised thousands of people at the Royal Rumble all female event. While Royal Rumble victor Asuka was ruminating on which championship to challenge for at WrestleMania, Rousey made her way to the ring - to "Bad Reputation" and all - to make her intent to have a WrestleMania moment of her own clear. That's when Rousey interrupted the celebration, entering the ring to stare down her competition.

Rousey faced off with Rumble victor Asuka, Smackdown women's champion Charlotte Flair and Raw women's champion Alexa Bliss.

Rousey later told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that wrestling was her "life now" and a first priority on her timeline for the next few years.

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Alas, dangling the carrot of more courageous Grammy winners above the nose of music fans proved to be yet another party trick. Add the fact that Lorde , the only woman nominated for album of the year , was not scheduled to perform at the Grammys .

"This is my life now".

Unsurprisingly, news of Rousey's signing with WWE - which has been rumored for some time - generated lots of excitement among the MMA and pro wrestling communities. But the Royal Rumble is her official debut as an active member of the roster. Her nickname "Rowdy" is a tribute to legendary wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and she has attended several WWE events this year.

That made her a crossover star, with appearances in movies and Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition, before her unbeaten record was ended by Holly Holm in Australia in November 2015. That would require some creative booking, however-perhaps with Asuka or Rousey winning one of the Women's Championships before WrestleMania. In fact, this is pretty special to the former UFC bantamweight champion. "Ronda can do whatever the hell she wants to do".


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