As we noted earlier, WWE announced that Ronda Rousey will face Nia Jax for the RAW Women’s Championship at the Money In The Bank 2018 PPV. Below is what WWE posted regarding this:
Ronda Rousey to challenge Nia Jax for the Raw Women’s Championship at WWE Money in the Bank
“NEW YORK CITY — Nia Jax shockingly named Ronda Rousey as her next challenger for the Raw Women’s Championship this morning at the NBCUniversal upfronts in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
The Irresistible Force revealed she wants to put her title on the line against Rousey at WWE Money in the Bank, much to the surprise of The Baddest Woman on the Planet. Never one to back down from either a challenge or an opportunity, a bewildered Rousey agreed to the match.
This will be Rousey’s first title opportunity since joining WWE earlier this year. When we last saw her compete on WWE TV, she teamed with Raw General Manager Kurt Angle to defeat Stephanie McMahon and Triple H in a Mixed Tag Team Match at WrestleMania.
Can Rousey unseat the imposing Jax and win her first title in WWE? Tune in to WWE Money in the Bank on Sunday, June 17, streaming live on WWE Network.”
You can watch the video of Nia challenging Ronda below:
According to WrestleVotes, WWE officials put Ronda in a Title match at Money In The Bank 2018 because there was nothing else for her to do and WWE didn’t want to ignore Rousey for another PPV (she didn’t work Backlash or Greatest Royal Rumble).
WWE officials didn’t want Rousey to be in a Ladder match at this point in her career and they certainly didn’t want her losing a Money in the Bank qualifying match. So they decided to put her in a Title match by doing a storyline where Nia Jax challenges her.
Below is what WrestleVotes tweeted:
Asked about the Ronda Rousey v Nia Jax rumors happening at MITB & not SummerSlam… Was told, “if they are true, it’s because they can’t ignore Rousey for another PPV, don’t want her in the ladder match, & can’t have her lose a qualifying match so they had no choice.”
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 14, 2018
The above tweet says “rumor” because that tweet was posted before WWE officially announced the match.
Below is what RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax had to say about this match:
— Lina Fanene (@NiaJaxWWE) May 14, 2018
Below is what Rousey had to say about her first Title match in WWE:
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) May 14, 2018
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