Ronda Rousey ended her long WWE absence at the Royal Rumble on Saturday night as she entered the Women’s Rumble match to a roaring crowd reaction.
Leading up to WWE Royal Rumble, there is always buzz about potential surprise returns and debuts. But the mention of the immortal Ronda Rousey potentially making her way back to the squared circle on Saturday night in the Women’s Rumble match had fans going wild with anticipation.
The big question remained, though: Would Ronda Rousey show up.
As the No. 28 entrant in the Women’s Rumble match, we got our answer as wrestling fans with the former Raw Women’s Champion and UFC title-holder making her massive return to WWE and with fans losing their minds inside The Dome at America’s Center.
Ronda Rousey returns to WWE at Royal Rumble
This was absolutely huge for Rousey to get back into pro wrestling. She hadn’t appeared for the company since April 2019 at WrestleMania and has had a child in the time since she’s been gone.
Though she often drew ire for her criticism of fans and of pro wrestling in general at times, it was still hard to deny when she was in the ring that Rousey was a natural in this business. And leading up to WrestleMania season once again, it’ll be truly fascinating to see what is next for her.
But for now, in the true spirit of the WWE Royal Rumble, it’s best to just sit back and appreciate the moment of her return, the reaction from the crowd, and how special of a moment we truly got to see from St. Louis.