In what had become widely expected over the course of the past week, Ronda Rousey made a triumphant return in the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble match. Rousey entered at the number 28 and, as we had all immediately suspected upon her entry into the match, she succeeded in overcoming her opponents to earn a title shot at WrestleMania.
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Ronda Rousey Wins the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble
What to Know Following Royal Rumble Victory
The “Baddest Woman on the Planet” has been out of a wrestling ring since WrestleMania of 2019, where she was memorably defeated by “The Man” Becky Lynch in a triple threat, history-making main event match which also featured Charlotte Flair. Rousey took time out from the ring to focus on starting a family, with her firstborn coming into the world in September of 2021. As we all know, Ronda Rousey also had tremendous success in the UFC – becoming its first female champion and reaching mainstream popularity which, for a while, made her a household name in both sports and entertainment. With Rousey back in the frame, it might be a safe bet that she wins either the Raw or SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania this year.
Rousey has history with Becky Lynch, and with Bianca Belair failing to earn an eagerly anticipated rematch against Becky, you might be able to expect that this is a rivalry soon to be revisited. With Rousey now presumably a babyface and Lynch solidified as a top heel, the difference in roles will make this a feud to watch. Ronda Rousey is back and she’s going to WrestleMania.
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