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WATCH: Former UFC & WWE Champion Ronda Rousey Makes Her Much-Anticipated Debut for Tony Khan’s Wrestling Promotion

Published 11/17/2023, 11:50 PM EST

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Former UFC star Ronda Rousey was a part of WWE for a brief time. However, after her loss to Shayna Baszler, she went off-air. While Rousey has been a part of two major combat sports promotions, her next move is still being speculated. Many cited that this might be the end of her pro wrestling career. However, she decided to make a transition to an entirely different promotion.

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Ronda Rousey makes her debut under Tony Khan

Ronda Rousey recently made her much-anticipated debut at the Ring of Honor. The circuit, which is now owned by Tony Khan, became the new stomping ground of the former WWE star. The crowd was seen cheering loudly for Rousey as she walked through the ramp. The screen showed Rousey’s name and the familiar music blasted through the speakers.


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There have been many speculations about Ronda Rousey making her way to Khan-owned All Elite Wrestling. But there were no confirmations on it. However, with this debut at Ring of Honor, there might be a possibility that she might transition to AEW soon. Her exit from WWE has been shocking for fans.


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Fans never expected that the reason why she got into WWE might become her reason to leave.


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Why did Ronda Rousey leave WWE?

The former UFC star who made her debut in 2018 was both praised and criticized by fans. While her in-ring work was commendable, her comments on the sport’s scripted nature drew fans’ attention. In April 2020, she was under fire due to her comments on WWE, calling oy fake. A couple of years later, at the 2022 Survivor Series, she again came under the radar due to a botched move while performing a DDT on Shotzi. Due to this, fans wanted her to be fired. Later in a video, Rousey stated that she understood the anger of the fans and maybe needed to be fired, but whatever she did was to keep Shotzi safe.


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She had even stated that after the botch when Madcap Moss and Big E were spiked on their heads, nobody said anything about it. Following in 2023, things took an unfortunate turn for her. In the 2023 SummerSlam, Rousey and Shayna Baszler locked horns in an MMA Rukes match. There Bazsler was able to knock The Baddest Women on the Planet and secured her win. Following this Rousey posted on Instagram a picture of herself in the WWE ring with the caption, “@qosbaszler you were the reason I got into this business… Now I got no reason to stay”. Even though Raquel Rodriguez once accepted that Rousey had done a lot for the WWE women’s division, she still had to leave. How do you think Ronda Rousey’s career will head in Ring of Honor?

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Written by:

Shaikh Aerajuddin


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For me pro wrestling has two things that I like the most, storytelling and fighting. Let’s just say movies are failing to keep me entertained in those departments. I grew up watching WWF and not WWE and any hardcore fan will agree that the two are not the same, but I love both iterations.
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Donna Eva