Ronda Rousey stuns with debut performance at Wrestlemania 34

Ronda Rousey stuns with debut performance at Wrestlemania 34

Ronda Rousey stuns with debut performance at Wrestlemania 34

Similar to how she has been received during her short tenure in WWE, the WrestleMania crowd reaction to Rousey was overwhelmingly positive, with chants of "Ronda Rousey" and "We want Ronda" breaking out early in the match. Next up it was Rousey, who rocked the theme music she's used since her first arrival at the Royal Rumble months ago.

It was then that Rousey revealed she was committing to the WWE full-time.

Heading into WrestleMania 34 on Sunday in New Orleans, everyone was still wondering whether former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey could pull off a good performance inside the WWE ring. 'This is not a smash and grab, this is not a publicity stunt'.

Rousey had plenty of opportunities to strike with her trademark armbar, applying the move to both McMahon and Triple H. She also showed off her newfound pro-wrestling prowess, repeatedly slamming McMahon.

Rousey spent most of the night on the offensive, delivering numerous punches and several throws - including the "exploder suplex", according to Yahoo! But instead of "The Deadman", Cena was greeted by Elias, who mocked the crowd inside the Mercedes-Benz Supedome with one of his songs.

'No matter how much I tried to do other things in my life, this kept following me around, ' she told WWE.com. Paying homage to her nickname namesake, the late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Rousey rocked a kilt en route to the ring.

The match had always been hailed as Rousey's comeback after she lost her title to Holly Holm in 2015.

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