Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Ronda Rousey Challenged By WWE Champion For Title Match

Ronda Rousey Challenged By WWE Champion For Title Match

At the NBCUniversal upfronts in New York City's Radio City Music Hall today, WWE Raw Women's champion Nia Jax named Rousey as her next challenger, setting up a showdown between "The Irresistible Force" and "The Baddest Woman on the Planet".

Less than six months since making her debut as a professional wrestler, Ronda Rousey will be competing for her first championship, the WWE announced on Monday.

However, it seems they will be looking to capitalise on "Rowdy" Ronda's unprecedented momentum coming out of WM34's most entertaining match, when she teamed with Kurt Angle to take on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

From those perspectives, having Rousey not just face Jax, but win as well, would be a smart move and could set up a possible main event-caliber match at WWE's "SummerSlam" event in August.

During that appearance, Jax challenged Rousey to a match at the upcoming MITB PPV event.

As for Nia Jax, she won the RAW Women's Championship in a dominant performance at WrestleMania against Alexa Bliss. Still, after some prodding by Jax and Charlotte Flair, Rousey accepts the challenge before the three laugh their way off camera. "All bets are off, right?" She added, "We're professionals, so when we get in there, there's a job to be done", Rousey added. "When we're outside of the ring, then we can still be respectful to each other".

The goal, according to both women, is to uplift the women's division and to show wrestling fans that women have "more to offer" today than they ever did before.

Money in the Bank will air live Sunday, June 17.

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