In typical WWE fashion, the 30-year-old wasn't going to just release a press statement or post a cryptic clue on social media - she surprised thousands of people at the Royal Rumble all female event. "Yeah, they have first priority on my time for the next several years", she told ESPN in an interview after the end of Royal Rumble 2018. This is not a smash-and-grab. "There are other things I can do with my time that'll make way more money, but I won't enjoy almost as much".
Many thought that she would only sign on for a one off, special attraction match, most likely at Wrestlemania 34 (Rousey had previous appeared at a non-wrestling segment at Wrestlemania 31 in 2015).
Rousey, who went by the "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey name during her MMA career, has filed for three trademarks relating to the "Rowdy Ronda Rousey" name, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. Sunday night, she wore the late Piper's ring jacket - given to her by Piper's son - and her T-shirt and entrance video echoed the typeface of Piper's signature red and yellow "Hot Rod" logo.
Five of her first six UFC fights were won within the first round.
It's Rousey, putting a hammerlock on current WWE superstar Natayla inside the Santino Bros Wrestling Academy, also located in Southern California.
These attractive WWE Divas used to steam up the ring back in the day.
'It's one thing to show up one night. I'm on the road with all the other girls, all the men and women who are on the road 270 days a year. After a almost seven-year career in MMA, she has chose to take her talents to the squared circle.
Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch opened the match and WWE Hall of Fame star Lita became the fifth entrant. "Ronda continues to achieve everything she has ever wanted".
Now, Rousey is just looking forward to the next chapter.