Ronda Rousey is the new WWE Raw women’s champion. She won the championship on Sunday night after scoring a submission win over Alexa Bliss during SummerSlam at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Just four months after making her official professional wrestling debut into WWE, Ronda Rousey can call herself a WWE champion.
The former UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey is the first to have won the women’s title in WWE and the UFC
The match between Rousey and Bliss was the co-main event of the night. The crowd at Barclays Center was heavily behind the former UFC star Rousey. She has scripted history and become the third person to join the list of Brock Lesnar and Ken Shamrock as the only athletes to hold a title in both UFC and WWE. With this victory, she has also become the first female to hold championships in both UFC and WWE. The match lasted less than five minutes.
In a backstage interview, she said: “I’m so happy but it also feels like a great responsibility is on me now. Before I could just turn up and have a good time. This is not just an accessory, this is a torch which has been passed down from generation to generation. So many women have put their bodies on the line for this thing I’m holding right now. I’m going to be putting my body and my heart and soul into this.”
The 31-year-old Rousey turned to professional wrestling only a few months back. Prior to joining WWE, she did not have professional wrestling experience. But right after joining WWE, Rousey has become one of the most popular figures.
Kudos to you, Ronda Rousey!
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