5 possible reasons why Ronda Rousey has been fast-tracked into The Raw Women's title storyline
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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.