Rey Mysterio Returns At The Royal Rumble And The Crowd Goes Absolutely Crazy
When the iconic mask of Rey Mysterio appeared on screen as "Booyaka, booyaka - 619" echoed around the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, thousands of grown men and women just couldn't contain their excitement.
Mysterio, who returned to the ring for the first time since 2014, entered the Royal Rumble match at number 27 and proceeded to deliver some classic moves on superstars such as The Miz and Roman Reigns.
You know what "Rey" means in English? "King", and he's back! @WWE awesome to see @reymysterio back pic.twitter.com/6CxJWJ6Tin
- Santino Marella (@milanmiracle) January 29, 2018
It was the ultimate throwback.
He even produced a 619 to the delight of 17,629 fans at the sold out arena.
What a moment.
It was a packed card that continued to surprise throughout the night, and perhaps the biggest shock was the appearance of Ronda Rousey.
Rumours about where Ronda Rousey's career was heading have finally been put to rest after the former UFC champion finally confirmed she was joining the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
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In typical WWE fashion, the 30-year-old wasn't going to just release a press statement or post a cryptic clue on social media - she surprised thousands of people at the Royal Rumble all female event.
After Japanese wrestler Asuka won Sunday night's even, she was joined by women's champions Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair inside the ring. Joan Jett's empowering and badass song 'Bad Reputation' came over the speakers and Rousey's name lit up the screens.
It was official, the deal was done, Ronda Rousey was here.
Speaking to ESPN about the move to WWE, Rousey said: "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."
WHAT AN EVENT!
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