- Former women’s UFC world champion Ronda Rousey made her professional wrestling debut for WWE on Sunday.
- Rousey competed with Kurt Angle in a mixed tag team match against WWE power couple Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
- Rousey electrified the sports entertainment industry with a performance Angle said “blew the roof off the joint” in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- You can watch Rousey’s show-stopping performance here.
Ronda Rousey competed in her first ever professional wrestling match for WWE on Sunday – and it was certainly one to remember.
Rousey shocked the combat sports industry when she officially quit UFC to sign a full-time WWE contract earlier this year.
The former UFC world champion signed her WWE deal in style when she powerslammed her boss Triple H through a table.
This paved the way for a WrestleMania 34 showdown involving Rousey and Kurt Angle against Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon.
Though Rousey is a decorated women’s UFC star and an Olympic medalist in judo, she had never wrestled professionally until April 8. On Sunday, in front of 78,133 fans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, Rousey was asked to perform at WrestleMania – the biggest stage WWE can offer.
According to her WWE partner Kurt Angle, she did WWE justice. Angle even told WWE backstage that Rousey “blew the roof off the joint” because of the way she handled McMahon.
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Speaking backstage in an interview tweeted from WWE’s official Twitter account, Rousey said she was “absolutely ecstatic” to have competed at WrestleMania 34. She added: “After my wedding day, this is my favourite day.”
Angle added: “Ronda has been such a quick learner. Not only has she been able to bring in her MMA skills and judo skills, she’s a natural in sports entertainment. You saw it out there, that’s her first match and look how she blew the roof off the joint. Ronda has a big future here, this is what she was meant to do.”
— WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2018
Rousey posted a message on Instagram once the event had finished. She said: “Wow, thank you Kurt Angle, the WWE universe, and New Orleans for an unforgettable night.”
Rousey and Angle won the tag team match when Rousey submitted McMahon.
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