Ronda Rousey has been involved in just one official match since joining WWE, but the former UFC champion already is receiving a title shot.
Nia Jax revealed Monday at the NBCUniversal upfronts at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall that she wanted to defend her Raw Women’s Championship against Rousey at next month’s “Money in the Bank” pay-per-view event, per WWE.com. Rousey wasted no time in accepting the challenge, setting the stage for a major match between “The Irresistible Force” and “The Baddest Woman on the Planet.”
Rousey made her WWE debut at the Royal Rumble on Jan. 28. She participated in her first match at WrestleMania 34 on April 8, teaming with Kurt Angle to defeat Stephanie McMahon and Triple H in a mixed tag team match.
Rousey has made her presence felt on WWE television in recent weeks, serving as an enforcer of sorts. But Monday’s news regarding her June 18 match against Jax is somewhat surprising.
This marks Rousey’s first title shot since signing a full-time contract with WWE.