Ronda Rousey Makes Unexpected Move After WWE Departure, Joins WWE Rival Promotion – AEW.
Ronda Rousey has been the face of women’s combat sports for a decade. She solidified her name and legacy in the UFC, and her WWE stint propelled her stardom further. However, a few months ago, she left the WWE. While speculation arose about a UFC return, recent reports debunked those claims. Instead, she surprised many by joining AEW, a rival promotion of WWE, and made an appearance on Ring of Honor. Let’s delve into the details.
UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey at Friday’s AEW/ROH tapings out of nowhere appeared and shocked the whole wrestling world. While it was reported that she might join AEW and it turns out to be true. She was seen backstage at Friday’s AEW tapings in Los Angeles with her ring gear. In a surprising turn, Rousey teamed up with Marina Shafir against ROH Women’s Champion Athena and Billie Starkz during the ROH taping following a live AEW Rampage.
As per reports, she will make her Ring of Honor TV debut in the next “ROH on HonorClub” episode, which will be on Thanksgiving Day. Till now, we don’t know the contract details or if she’s officially with “All Elite Athlete”. Her surprise appearance doesn’t stop the rumors that she could do what Tony Khan hinted on X: big free agent announcement at Full Gear.
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Meanwhile, as she dominated the world of WWE and UFC, it will be interesting to see how she fares if she officially gets signed to AEW. Numerous superstars, from Edge to CM Punk, have been part of this WWE rival promotion, and it seems like it has become the destination for WWE superstars after they depart from the company. However, until there’s official confirmation, we have to wait for the reports to confirm the signing.