On this week’s episode of Raw, WWE Hall of Famer and Raw General Manager Kurt Angle revealed that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will sign her Raw contract at this month’s Elimination Chamber 2018 PPV.
Below is what WWE posted about this:
“The squared circle is about to get rowdy! WWE Elimination Chamber will not only feature the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match, but it will also mark the official entry of iconic mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey into WWE as a Raw Superstar.The former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion instantly made headlines following the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match at last month’s groundbreaking pay-per-view, walking to the ring to confront winner Asuka, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte and Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss. Without saying a word, she pointed directly to the WrestleMania sign looming in the rafters to signal that she intended to make a splash on The Grandest Stage of Then All.According to a story published by ESPN.com following Rousey’s appearance, the former MMA star has reportedly come to terms with WWE to be a full-time Superstar.
“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,” Rousey said. “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.'”Rousey’s new life kicks off at WWE Elimination Chamber, but when you consider the chaotic nature of contract-signings in WWE, as well as all the attention that Rousey’s arrival has been garnishing in the WWE Universe and in the locker room, one has to wonder whether the special moment will indeed end in bedlam.”
• Raw Star Confirmed To Miss WrestleMania 34
As we all know, former Raw Tag Team Champion Jason Jordan recently underwent neck surgery and his “father” Kurt Angle confirmed on this week’s Raw that Jordan will miss WrestleMania 34 due to this.
We previously noted how many M.D. websites have stated that people who underwent “minimally invasive posterior cervical microdiscectomy” (the surgery that Jordan underwent) can return to heavy lifting and sports within 1-2 months. This would’ve meant Jordan would’ve been ready to go around the WrestleMania 34 date, but it looks like WWE’s going to give Jordan enough time to heal and return 100%.
For those who don’t know, Jordan’s neck injury and surgery resulted in plans for the Men’s Elimination Chamber match changing. Both Jordan and his tag team partner Seth Rollins were supposed to be in the match and do an angle which would’ve resulted in a singles match between them at WrestleMania 34.