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?