The ‘Baddest Woman on the Planet‘, Rowdy Ronda Rousey made a shocking return to the Royal Rumble event. She not just returned but won the traditional 30-Woman Royal Rumble match. As part of the tradition, the winner gets to choose the champion she wishes to challenge at the ‘Grandest Stage of them All‘ WrestleMania.
This past Monday on Raw, Rousey said that she would make her decision at this Friday’s SmackDown. The Baddest Woman on the Planet showed up at SmackDown and challenged the SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair to a match at WrestleMania.
Ronda Rousey owes Charlotte
There is a long history between Ronda and Charlotte Flair. The first time the two faced each other was at Survivor Series 2018. Initially, it was supposed to be SmackDown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch face the Raw Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey in a Champion vs Champion match. But due to an unexpected injury, Becky chose Charlotte Flair as her replacement.
6 years in the making. pic.twitter.com/5RO03MDDHy
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) February 5, 2022
This was without a doubt, the biggest single’s match in both Charlotte’s and Ronda’s WWE careers. It was an opportunity for Ronda to prove that she belongs here and for Charlotte to prove why she is ‘The Queen‘. The Queen and the Rowdy had a brutal match. Neither wrestler gave up. The match was filled with a plethora of vicious attacks and several near-falls. Finally, Charlotte lost her temper and began to attack Rousey with a kendo stick. Thus, the match ended in a no-contest.
The next battle between the two was a triple threat match at WrestleMania involving Becky Lynch. The three superstars were part of the first-ever women’s match that main-evented WrestleMania. Becky Lynch emerged the victor and became the first-ever ‘Undisputed Women’s Champion‘.
After that, Ronda took a long break from WWE until she showed up at the 2022 Royal Rumble. Rousey won the Rumble by eliminating Charlotte Flair. Among Becky and Charlotte, Rousey has a score to settle with Charlotte first, because she still has not gotten her revenge for that uncalled-for beatdown at Survivor Series 2018. Rousey owes Charlotte a beating and that is probably the reason why she chose Charlotte as her opponent.
Becky Lynch’s Reaction
Even on Raw, Becky Lynch said that she is ready to face Ronda Rousey anytime. But Rousey decided to choose the Queen instead. Lynch took to Twitter to react to Rousey’s choice. The Man mocked both Charlotte and Rousey by claiming that Rousey decided to go with a starter before the main course.
Smart choice, Ronnie. Go for the gazpacho. https://t.co/i05oZCtSql
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) February 5, 2022
The fans also want to see Ronda vs Becky. It looks like WWE are saving the ‘Main Course‘ for a later date. We could see that match at Survivor Series just as it was meant to be.
Are you excited for Charlotte vs Ronda? Who do you think will win the match? Let us know.