Ronda Rousey blew up the internet this past Sunday at the Royal Rumble, when she made her WWE debut. Rousey showed up and got in the ring with Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte, and the winner of the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Asuka. Rousey then went on to point at the WrestleMania sign, seemingly putting the women in the ring, and in the locker room on notice. Now, it seems as if Ronda Rousey will challenge the Raw or SmackDown Women's Champion at Mania, which makes sense. But then there are the rumors.
Rumors are just that, rumors. They hold no weight, and they really don't matter until they are confirmed or denied. If these rumors are true though, WWE may have made a mistake.
The rumor surrounding Ronda Rousey is in regards to her match at WrestleMania. Ronda Rousey and a partner will compete in a mixed tag team match against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. If this is true, her debut makes no sense.
Ronda being in the WWE is huge, but she could've debuted somewhere other than the Royal Rumble. Her debut would've made headlines no matter where it happened, so why do it after the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble; especially if her future at WrestleMania is a mixed tag team match.
Rousey's debut needs a big payoff, like a match for the Raw or SmackDown Women's Championship. A match with an unkown partner against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, is just not representative of Rousey's debut. A mixed tag match at WrestleMania will not only ruin Rousey's debut, but in a way it will have ruined the Women's Royal Rumble.
The Women's Royal Rumble was promoted as a history making event. The match was a symbol of the female superstars hard work, and it showed the world that the female superstars are an essential part of WWE.
Ronda Rousey's WWE debut does not take away from the historic Rumble match, just as long as it means something. WWE cannot let Rousey's match at WrestleMania mean nothing, because if the rumors are true, WWE may have missed the mark.