Ronda Rousey Becomes WWE RAW Women's Champion
Just months after making her first appearance as a WWE superstar Ronda Rousey has won the RAW Women's champion, making her only the second person ever to win world titles with UFC and WWE.
When Ronda Rousey made her entrance into the WWE at the end of the first ever Women's Royal Rumble back in January you knew that big things were to come from the former UFC world champion.
Rousey made her fighting debut in the company at Wrestlemania 34 in a mixed tag match where she teamed with Kurt Angle against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H and made one of the best professional wrestling debuts seen.
She fought for the women's title at the Money in the Back event in June, winning by disqualification, but didn't win the belt.
Last night she had a second chance to win the title when she faced Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam. There she won the title for the first time and followed in Brock Lesnar's footsteps in winning gold in both WWE and UFC.
THE ROWDY ERA HAS BEGUN!@RondaRousey is THE NEW #RAW #WomensChampion!#SummerSlam #RondaRousey pic.twitter.com/4KafkMjAf3
- WWE UK (@WWEUK) August 20, 2018
...for the future.
Congratulations to @RondaRousey on becoming the NEW #Raw Women's Champion. #SummerSlam #BaddestWomanOnThePlanet pic.twitter.com/rFHBDQ7Hg9
- Triple H (@TripleH) August 20, 2018
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Rousey though becomes the first person to have won an Olympic medal as well as the UFC and WWE titles having won bronze in Judo at the 2008 games in Beijing.
At the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn last night she was accompanied to the ring by her friend and mentor Natalya Neidhart.
The former WWE Smackdown women's champion's father Jim 'the Anvil' Neidhart died surprisingly last week and Rousey paid tribute to 'Nattie' and the whole women's division after winning the title:
EXCLUSIVE: @RondaRousey's #SummerSlam victory was about so much more than winning the #RAW #WomensChampionship. pic.twitter.com/MKefgXWZf4
- WWE (@WWE) August 20, 2018
I needed tonight so much. I love my friends at work, I love New York. I love how you've all been so wonderful to me this last week more than I could have ever imagined. And I'm looking forward to a fresh start tomorrow... thank you:hearts: pic.twitter.com/q944MLhSYj
- Nattie (@NatbyNature) August 20, 2018
Fellow member of the UFC's four horsewomen Shayna Baszler lost her NXT Women's title the night before at NXT TakeOver Brooklyn 4 and Lesnar lost his WWE Universal Title against Roman Reigns later on Sunday night.
Where Rousey goes from here will be intriguing to watch especially with WWE's first women only event on the horizon at Evolution in October.
Rowdy Ronda Rousey is the new women's champion and we're all for it.