The move was rumored for years as Rousey has made appearances in WWE events before, so it was only a matter of time before she was a full-time pro. This was during an even that featured a 30 woman version of the Royal Rumble which was the first in history. Styles Vs Nakamura is the match fans have been desperate to see for some time now and while the match will nearly definitely not go on last (that’s reserved for Lesnar Vs Reigns) it will most likely steal the show. With Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka winning the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches, respectively, this could be WWE’s long-overdue way of recognizing and respecting Japanese talent.
The MMA star looks comfortable in the ring but she admitted to still processing the experience.
As for Balor – any questions about how seriously he is viewed by WWE creative can now surely be blown away.
Rousey is sure to be a big part of WrestleMania. Finn’s very much back.
The Women’s Evolution took the next step in the historic, thirty Woman’s Royal Rumble match starting with Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. There are still a couple big stops along the way, along with the weekly check-ins that are Monday Night Raw episodes. Rousey said in an interview that her position with WWE is the “first priority on my timeline for the next several years”.
Rousey announced that she has signed a full-time deal with WWE, saying that it wasn’t just a stunt for Philadelphia.
“Finally when NXT wrestlers finally started joining WWE, we were all able to put it together and make magic”, she said. According to Figure Four Online, the current plan for Rousey’s first WWE match is a tag team match against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H at WrestleMania.
The company sometimes gets criticised by sections of its audience for a perceived mistreatment of individual favourites.
They recently signed independent favourites Ricochet and EC3. With the announcement that 205 Live is getting a general manager, Mysterio could fit into that role and be a player/coach of sorts, both wrestling and working as an on-screen authority figure.
The 45-year-old Johnson last wrestled in a competitive match against John Cena at WrestleMania in 2013.
Jason Powell, editor of ProWrestling.net, said it’ll still be tough to get UFC fans to follow her to WWE. That all seems set in stone, but there is a chance that Styles could lose the title before they head to New Orleans.
Opinion: We’re into a new period in WWE at the moment with the Royal Rumble out of the way but now WWE is in a bit of a weird spot.
Big names from the past will always receive a warm welcome.
WWE ran the exact same playbook for the women’s Rumble as well.