WWE Fans Salty About Ronda Rousey Missing Her First Day of Work

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"She has loved the pro wrestling industry since he was a kid". Before getting in the ring, she had ruled out an appearance at the Royal Rumble in an interview and even posted an Instagram video over the weekend of herself in Colombia enjoying a night out with the crew filming her latest movie, the action thriller "Mile 22" with Mark Wahlberg and John Malkovich. Herein lies the importance of Rousey's sojourn to pro wrestling: Rousey is in no position to return to the UFC as her cloak of invincibility had been torn into shreds and another jarring defeat might be fatal.

She wore a "Hot Ronda" shirt in the same style as Piper's shirts to the ring Sunday at the Royal Rumble.

"It used to be, women would get laughed at at something like this", Rousey told the WWE.

Rousey notably stood side-by-side with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as they fought off the villainous Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a segment at WrestleMania in 2015. While Rousey has reportedly committed to a multi-year deal with the WWE, she could follow Lesnar's route and go back-and-forth between MMA and professional wrestling.

This report contradicts all others preceding its that had Rousey appearing in everything from an Eight-Woman Tag Team match to a singles bout with Charlotte. With a planned summer 2018 return to the UFC for Diaz, rumors are a possible third fight with McGregor is close to dead. Rousey stared down Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair and women's Royal Rumble victor Asuka before pointing to the WrestleMania sign.

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Rousey, who won an Olympic judo bronze medal in '08, refused to specify whether she had formally retired from the UFC . 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 and Triple H were seen at lunch together over a month ago, as reported by several wrestling dirtsheets. "'You're an Olympic medallist, you should be happy.' But it would be hard to explain that to my 10-year-old self that was so sure she was going to win the Olympics", said an emotional Rousey. "She's interested. We're interested".

With her finally on the WWE payroll, Rousey will likely shoot straight to the top of the Women's division. "It's one thing to show up one night".

It seems that there may still be a chance for Rousey to be taken out of the game later on, so MMA fans may want to start fighting with her as their main character early on. It's another be a WWE superstar. As she told ESPN, the WWE is her life now and her appearance in the Royal Rumble was not a cameo.

"Ronda Rousey should go out there and just smash everybody".

Dana White opined that Ronda Rousey is unlikely to ever compete in the UFC again.

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