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Ronda Rousey to face Nia Jax for Raw Women’s Title at MITB

Word that Ronda Rousey would wrestle at Money in the Bank on June 17 from the Allstate Arena started spreading pretty quickly, and we now know who the former UFC Champion will face.

Step forward Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax.

WWE.com provided some background on how the match came to be in New York this morning:

“The Irresistible Force revealed she wants to put her title on the line against Rousey at WWE Money in the Bank, much to the surprise of The Baddest Woman on the Planet. Never one to back down from either a challenge or an opportunity, a bewildered Rousey agreed to the match.”

The way WWE has positioned this, i.e. Jax challenging Rousey rather than vice versa, is likely an attempt to avoid a Roman Reigns-like fan revolt in that she has been handed opportunities due to her ‘name.’

What do you guys think of the match being made? How will it go down?


  • Nicholas Giambattista

    It is way to soon to put her in a title match. She has not even had a 1 on 1 match yet. But what might happen is who ever win the Women Money In The Bank match cash it that night.

  • oppa

    Nope. Nia is the wrong opponent for her to main event since they won’t be able to script a good enough match with them. Ronda would need someone else that to have a heavily scripted out match with to look good.

  • oppa

    If ever a “you don’t deserve it” chant was necessary, it’s now.

  • oppa

    DQ finish to set up her vs Nattie at SummerSlam and hope that the fans won’t turn on her.

  • Not the answer

    She should never have had the title in the first place as she should still be in NXT…or standing in the unemployment line.

  • HBK

    Main event?

  • wwemrpeeps85

    Nooooooo Nia can’t lose her title already ugh 🙁

  • rob

    lol what’s with that facial expression? ronda needs to work in the mirror on her facial expressions asap

  • MindTricked

    Perhaps, but I don’t trust the WWE to not completely botch this. This match should be on Raw, non-title, and STILL shouldn’t happen for another month or two. Ronda should be wrestling matches against everyone BUT the champ, like any other newbie that’s getting any kind of attention.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Agreed. But I’m assuming this is to put her over skill wise. I honestly doubt that she’s going to take the title.

  • MindTricked

    Exactly. She’s been in ONE match and, while she showed promise, she’s clearly not ready for prime time, as it were. This is too soon, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some loud and negative fan reaction.

  • Not the answer

    We already have one champ that is never there and never defends the title. Despite being told that Ronda was going to be there every week and wrestle, that has been proven to be a lie. Nia is the last person on that Raw roster that should have the title, but putting the belt on Ronda and she is exactly like Lesnar. Put the belt on Banks.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Not a good idea imo. I think she is showing great promise in the ring, but not title worthy yet and she needs to work on her mic skills before she’s ready for a title fight/run