Back in January, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey officially announced she'd signed a deal with WWE, and since then people have been frothing over the propect of her first official WWE match. While that won't arrive until Wrestlemania in April, there's already evidence that she'll be a pretty dominant force in the ring.
She was officially introduced to WWE fans last night during the Elimination Chamber spectacle. But in typical professional wrestling fashion, it was never going to be as simple as a wave and a round of applause.
No, instead there were put downs, severe slaps to the face and a brilliant move on Triple H.
Rousey marched into Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena with her theme song - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' 'Bad Reputation' - to join Triple H, Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon in the ring.
Before the drama unfolded, the 31-year-old was bestowed the nickname 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey, which is a nod to the late wrestling legend Roddy Piper. As she walked out, she could hardly contain her smile as the cheering crowd gave her a standing ovation.
With a microphone in her hand, 'Rowdy' said it was Piper that inspired her to get into the sport.
Then shit got real.
Just as Rousey was about to sign her contract, Kurt Angle said Triple H and McMahon had been calling her a 'bitch' and a 'has-been'. Ronda and Stephanie got real close before H stepped in and cooled the tension between the two wrestlers.
When you thought it was 'Crisis Averted', Ronda casually put H through a table, leaving him seemingly incapacitated on the ground. Stephanie wasn't going to just sit there and let her teammate get injured, so she got back into the ring and slapped the hell out of the newcomer.
McMahon hopped out of the ring before she got her ass beat, leaving Ronda to sign her contract, throw it at H and dramatically walk out of the arena with the crowd going absolutely ballistic.
The now-WWE wrestler confirmed the switch late last month, telling ESPN: "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.
"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.'"
Presumably throwing him through a bloody table is not on that list, then.
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