The Best Theories On Why Asuka Won The Royal Rumble

Rey Mysterio entered at number 27 much to the delight of WWE Universe

Rey Mysterio entered at number 27 much to the delight of WWE Universe

Backgrounds in amateur wrestling and various martial arts have helped UFC stars to transition successfully from the real fighting in the world of MMA to the scripted fighting of the WWE. On the other side of that is Rousey and her three compatriots, Shayna Bazler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir - collectively known as the 4 Horsewomen of MMA.

Rousey has had one more MMA fight since her defeat at the hands of Holm when she lost to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Rousey put women's MMA on the map by becoming the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first belt holder in its bantamweight division and storming to a series of arm bar victories.

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.

Ronda Rousey's appearance at WWE's Royal Rumble pay-per-view event Sunday night left many questions unanswered, including who the former UFC champion will face at WrestleMania 34. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt. Flanked by WWE women's champions Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss, she made her appearance with "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett blaring in the background. After all, she's officially part of the roster now, so adding her into the game just makes sense.

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Fans are still reeling from the surprise at Sunday night's Royal Rumble in Philadelphia.

Rousey, who won an Olympic judo bronze medal in '08, refused to specify whether she had formally retired from the UFC. She could open the show with an "I'm happy to be here" promo.

Rousey has been a lifelong wrestling fan, and made her first appearance with the WWE back at WrestleMania 31, where she aligned herself with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to lay out Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

Her last UFC fight took place against current champion Amanda Nunes on December 30, 2016, when Rousey lost in 48 seconds, MMA Junkie noted. Fans aren't expecting anything less than a career-making WrestleMania moment for Asuka come April, and there's no better way to do it than having her win the female Royal Rumble.

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