5 possible reasons why Ronda Rousey has been fast-tracked into The Raw Women's title storyline
It was announced earlier this week that Ronda Rousey will challenge for Nia Jax’s Raw Women’s Championship at the WWE Money In The Bank pay-per-view in June.
The news came as a surprise to fans as the former UFC star has only been involved in one previous match – defeating Stephanie McMahon and Triple H alongside Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 34 – and she has repeatedly stated that she doesn’t want to be given any special treatment early on in her WWE career.
From a storyline perspective, Ronda isn’t getting any special treatment, as it was Nia who issued the challenge to the MMA icon. However, from a fans’ perspective, she hasn’t done enough to warrant being handed a title opportunity and some are questioning why WWE has decided to fast-track her into the title picture so soon.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at five possible reasons why Ronda has been put in this position just six weeks after her debut.
#5 She needed a match at Money In The Bank
If Ronda Rousey is going to be promoted as a full-time member of the Raw roster, she needs to at least be involved in matches at WWE’s ‘Big Five’ pay-per-view events (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, Money In The Bank, SummerSlam and Survivor Series).
Considering she is still new to the sports entertainment/pro wrestling business, it’s probably a little too soon to throw Ronda into a multi-person ladder match, where she would struggle to stand out as much as she would in a singles match.
With a place in the ladder match out of the question, the only realistic way for Ronda to appear on the PPV card is if she challenges for the Raw Women’s Championship.