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Rumors on why WWE booked Ronda Rousey vs Nia Jax

Ronda Rousey vs Nia Jax

Not many people thought WWE would be rushing Ronda Rousey into a Championship match in her second bout with the company after WrestleMania.

So it was a surprise for fans when the company announced that the former UFC Star will be facing the current Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax at the upcoming Money In The Bank PPV.

Now Wrestle Votes Twitter account which has broken a few stories in the past has shed some light on why the company decided to book this seemingly out of the place bout.

According to it, WWE was not in a position to have Rousey miss another PPV. Since they didn’t want her in the Money In The Bank match and couldn’t have her losing a qualifying match, the title bout was the only option.

While this explanation makes sense, WWE could have booked Ronda for a non-title singles match against Natalya or Mickie James so it wouldn’t be a surprise if there is some other reason behind this booking.


  • Big C

    I think they booked the match at MITB to help with ticket sales and PPV interest. While I do not think Rousey will win the title at MITB it will most likely set up a rematch for Summerslam.

  • MindTricked

    Best case scenario: Natty gets involved in the match, causing a disqualification. Nia retains, Ronda doesn’t *lose* (depending on who Natty screws with), and program between Ronda and Natty starts in earnest, culminating at Summer Slam.

  • oppa

    They did this to try and say she sold out the show to justify her being in her position. While her entire career is the responsibility of HHH and Stephanie, Vince may have to step in and pull the plug on how fast she’s going if Chicago craps all over this match. Chicago is a city where if it starts there, it can carry all over the country.

  • CC

    There is a whole mass of options they could have gone with. A straight up singles match with someone of note (plenty of time to start a rivalry). Or a tag team match, I mean, I thought that is why they were hyping up her friendship with Natalya.

    Just throwing her in a title match for the sake of it was not the best decision, especially as they made a point of saying she is jumping ahead of people who have earned a shot before her. Are WWE forgetting all the negativity about her debut with the company and how it detracted from the womens match?

    This match has car crash written all over it, as neither competitor is strong enough to carry the other.

  • blkwolf13

    Exactly. Qualifying matches and title matches aren’t the only type of matches WWE has. Have we forgotten about rivalry matches. This is weird. and I think bad judgement, they could have really amped up and used a good storyline in Ronda Rousey’s journey toward the title.