WWE Announces Ronda Rousey's UK In-Ring Debut For August

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

Ronda Rousey is all set to make her debut in singles event in WWE as she will be facing Nia Jax for the Raw Women's Champion (raw brand) at WWE Money in the Bank PPV.

While Rousey is a successful former MMA fighter with a 12-2 record and a UFC Women's Bantamweight title reign to her credit, she is making waves in professional wrestling. However, only at Charlotte Flair's insistence Rousey accepted the big match.

Nia Jax defended the title with a win at Backlash.

In a surprising turn of events, Jax herself walked up to Rousey to challenge her to have a shot at the title, during WWE media appearance in NY.

While Rousey is already considered a top wrestling star thanks to her crossover appeal, there is plenty left for her accomplish based on the limitless potential she has already shown as an in-ring performer. They could always have Rousey lose in some way at Money In The Bank because they don't want another undefeated streak getting out of hand after they just killed Asuka's at WrestleMania. She has held the belt since defeating Alexa Bliss at WrestleMania 34. Placing her in the ring with Nia Jax over a more polished talent like Flair so early in her career is a risk, but maybe Rousey can outperform expectations once again.

The 31-year-old's statement might be a bit of a surprise for fans, as Rousey just recently began her career with WWE.

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