As seen at the Royal Rumble 2018 PPV, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey made her way out after Asuka won the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match.
Ronda pointed at the WrestleMania 34 sign and then offered a handshake to Asuka, but Asuka slapped her hand away. Ronda pointed at the WrestleMania 34 sign again and left the ring. Ronda greeted the fans at ringside and shook Stephanie McMahon’s hand.
According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Ronda Rousey has signed a full-time deal with WWE:
UFC's Ronda Rousey has signed a full-time contract with WWE, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. pic.twitter.com/ZeGZeSnwHZ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 29, 2018
Below is what Ronda said about being with WWE now:
“This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt. When I first met with Triple H, I told him, ‘There are other things I can do with my time that’ll make way more money, but I won’t enjoy nearly as much’.”
You can watch Ronda’s appearance at Royal Rumble 2018 below:
Everyone's eyes are on #WrestleMania 34…
— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2018
The jacket Ronda Rousey is wearing at the @WWE Royal Rumble was Rowdy Roddy Piper's jacket. His son gave it to her beforehand.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 29, 2018
Below are the results from Royal Rumble 2018:
• Kalisto, Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik def. TJP, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, and Drew Gulak (Kickoff Show Match)
• The Revival def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (Kickoff Show Match)
• United States Championship Match: Bobby Roode (c) def. Mojo Rawley to retain the Title (Kickoff Show Match)
• Handicap Match For The WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn to retain the Title.
• 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match For The SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) def. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable 2-0 to retain the Titles.
• Shinsuke Nakamura won the Men’s Royal Rumble match by eliminating Roman Reigns in the end – Announced he’ll face the WWE Champion at WrestleMania 34.
• Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) def. Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan (c) to win the Titles.
• Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) def. Kane & Braun Strowman to retain the Title.
• Asuka won the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match – Ronda Rousey arrives in WWE after the match.