WATCH: When Ronda Rousey Pulled Off an Incredible High Flying Move to Take Out Nia Jax and Tamina on WWE Raw

Published 01/03/2021, 1:05 PM EST


Ronda Rousey may be on hiatus at the moment, but at this time 2 years ago, she was on fire. Making her way through the WWE Women’s division, ‘The Baddest Woman on the Planet’ was a force of nature. 

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As Raw Women’s Champion, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey floored anyone that came in her path. As it happened, she had the opportunity to end 2018 with a huge win. 

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The last Raw of the year fell on the last day of the year, which is December 31st. Rousey was paired with Natalya, both of whom had the task of taking out the team of Nia Jax and Tamina.

This colossal Women’s Tag Team match saw the exchange of pure grit between 4 highly experienced women in the sport. Nia Jax and Tamina proved to be a destructive combination of aerial power and brute force. 

Rousey however, had her own skillset and was used to fighting the toughest. Natalya was the perfect partner as the two went head-on with Jax and Tamina. 

Ronda Rousey took a big jump at Nia Jax and Tamina

At a crucial point in the match, Rousey saw the perfect opportunity. Climbing to the top rope, she performed a huge dive into her two opponents, taking them both down at once. 

Despite the clockwork-like teamwork between Jax and Tamina and inspite of Tamina’s devastating Superkicks, Rousey managed to win the match for the team. 

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Catching Tamina in an Armbar, the submission victory was a foregone conclusion. Ronda Rousey managed to cap off the year with a perfect win, summarising her dominance. 

Fans still await the return of Rousey to the ring. The former Raw Women’s Champion has a lot of avenues open to her career if she returns but there has been no word from either side on contract renewal. 

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Rousey is also enjoying the time off from the painful and straining schedule of a professional wrestler. If she ever decided to return, we would definitely like to see this tag team match revisited. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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