Ronda Rousey has made a shocking move (Picture: WWE)
The Baddest Woman On The Planet – who was last seen in WWE back at SummerSlam in a loss to Shayna Baszler – left fans totally stunned with her latest career move as she made her ROH debut at Friday night’s tapings and she’s already had her first match.
In a bout which is yet to air, she was brought out as the mystery partner of real life friend Marina Shafir to take on Billie Starkz and the current ROH Women’s Champion Athena.
The match could air as soon as next Thursday (November 23) on the HonorClub streaming platform, while fans didn’t expect to see Ronda appear for the iconic indie promotion, which is owned by AEW boss Tony Khan.
‘Ronda Rousey in ROH is so wild,’ wrote one fan, as another added: ‘No way Ronda Rousey just showed up at the ROH show tonight 😱😱😱’
‘I didn’t expect Ronda debuting in ROH on 2023 Wrestling bingo card,’ admitted a third fan, while someone else said: ‘Ronda Rousey in ROH feels like bizzaro world.’
‘Pretty surreal seeing Ronda Rousey of all people in ROH,’ a fourth person tweeted, with yet another viewer adding: ‘I’m legitimately surprised that Ronda Rousey’s now part of ROH.’
The move comes amid rumours the 35-year-old UFC legend could join All Elite Wrestling itself with Khan poised to unveil a superstar signing at Full Gear this weekend.
Her last WWE match came in a loss to Shayna Baszler at SummerSlam in August (Picture: WWE)
With her ROH debut already taped, it remains to be seen if she will also be unveiled as the newest member of the AEW roster, with British wrestler Will Ospreay also believed to be in the running.
Just one night before her ROH appearance, Ronda was in action at Wrestling REVOLVER for the first time, again teaming with Marina Shafir against Billie Starkz and Athena.
At one point during the clash, she took a brutal looking Suplex from Billie, and appeared to take the brunt of the move on her head and neck, sparking concern from fans.
The official did check on her, and the match continued until it ended in a contest with Ring of Honor Women’s Champion Athena striking Ronda with her title belt.
Now, it appears that Athena and Ronda could be ROH’s headline match for Final Battle on December 15 in Garland, Texas.
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