WWE Elimination Chamber will not only feature the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match, but it will also see iconic mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey sign her contract with WWE as a Raw Superstar.
The former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion made headlines following the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match at last month’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Confronting the matches winner Asuka, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte and Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss. Rousey let her actions do the talking as she pointed directly to the WrestleMania sign looming in the rafters, letting the world know shes headed for WWE’s biggest PPV of the year and Grandest Stage of Them All: Wrestlemania.
According to a story published by ESPN.com following Rousey’s appearance, the former MMA star has reportedly come to terms with WWE to be a full-time Superstar.
“This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt,” Rousey said. “When I first met with Triple H, I told him, ‘There are other things I can do with my time that’ll make way more money, but I won’t enjoy nearly as much.'”
Rousey’s new life kicks off at WWE Elimination Chamber, but when you consider the chaotic nature of contract-signings in WWE, as well as all the attention that Rousey’s arrival has been garnishing in the WWE Universe and in the locker room, one has to wonder whether the special moment will indeed end in bedlam.