Much like her early matches in mixed martial arts (MMA), Ronda Rousey just tore through her opposition quick to take a championship belt. This time it was the WWE’s RAW Women’s Championship title, which she took off Alexa Bliss in a five minute squash match that ended with (what else?) an armbar.
Sure, @RondaRousey will give you the ring... but that doesn't mean she won't take it back with PURPOSE! #SummerSlam #RondavsAlexa pic.twitter.com/pY2v0A38OT— WWE (@WWE) August 20, 2018
¡¡ALEXA SE RINDE!! ¡¡RONDA ROUSEY ES LA NUEVA CAMPEONA FEMENINA DE #RAW!! #SummerSlam pic.twitter.com/OxKuzsd3NZ— MUNDO WWE (@FansWWEUniverse) August 20, 2018
We’d show you more but there’s not much else ... the whole affair was a bit anti-climactic. Bliss offered no real offense and took three or four bumps before Rousey performed a decently convincing mangling of her arm, forcing a tap. The ending had shades of Rousey’s first fight against Miesha Tate, where Ronda snapped Miesha’s arm backward. We’ll have to get back to you on the time, but I think the celebration actually lasted longer than the match itself.
Ronda Rousey is champion! #SummerSlam pic.twitter.com/re5j1wQetM— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 20, 2018
A HUGE congratulations from @NatbyNature for new #RAW #WomensChampion @RondaRousey!#SummerSlam #RondaRousey pic.twitter.com/XqjoClKqYr— WWE SummerSlam (@SummerSlam) August 20, 2018
Ronda Rousey celebrates with her husband Travis Browne at #SummerSlam pic.twitter.com/vzesoMT7r0— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) August 20, 2018
.@RondaRousey to @NatbyNature: you’re so strong I love you.— R.Dream (@WWERDream) August 20, 2018
*turns to crowd* THIS IS FOR RODDY PIPER.
With the victory, Rousey joins Ken Shamrock and Brock Lesnar as the only athletes (and the first woman) to win titles in both WWE and UFC.