Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut in Royal Rumble 2018. Since then she has been presented as a big deal. She was the Brock Lesnar of the Women’s Division dominating everyone she wrestled in the ring. Rousey has wrestled in a very handful of matches due to her injuries and her hiatus from wrestling to welcome her baby. But she has wrestled in various high-stakes and amazing matches in her illustrious career. Let’s look at the top 10 Best Ronda Rousey matches in WWE.
10. Ronda Rousey Vs Alexa Bliss (Hell in a Cell 2018)
The rivalry between Ronda and Alexa started in the mid of the year after the Money in The Bank pay-per-view. Ronda was facing the then RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax for the WWE title on the MITB PLE. Alexa earlier won the MITB Ladder match and secured the briefcase which guaranteed Alexa a title opportunity anytime anyplace.
Alexa then went on to interfere with the match between Ronda and Nia, which resulted in Nia winning by a DQ. Alexa then cashed in her contract and pinned Nia to become the new RAW Women’s Champion. The rivalry between Ronda and Alexa started from here and continued till Hell in a Cell, where both the women faced off each other on one on one match for the RAW Women’s title. This was their second encounter after SummerSlam and exceeded all expectations. Rousey went on to win the match via pinfall.
9. Ronda Rousey & Bella Twins Vs The Riott Squad (WWE Super Show-Down 2018)
Due to a devastating injury to Natalya, Ronda Rousey had to choose new tag team partners to take on the likes of The Riott Squad. Rousey then made returning Bella Twins her friends. Ronda Rousey and Bella Twins then went on to face the team Riot Squad in the WWE Super Show-Down in Australia.
The match between the two teams was classic with Nikki and Brie taking much of the in-ring time. There was also a sense of disagreement between Ronda and Nikki during the match. But in the end, Ronda Rousey made the likes of Sarah and Morgan tap out and take the win for the team. This match also set up a heel turn for the Bella twins in the coming months.
8. Ronda Rousey Vs Natalya (Money in The Bank 2022)
Ronda Rousey was in a feud with her former best friend Natalya in the year 2022. Rousey and Natalya had a ton of matches on SmackDown and PLEs for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. But their last encounter at Money in The Bank exceeded all their previous encounters.
Ronda and Natalya had a ton of chemistry going into the match, as Natalya prepped Rousey for her WWE in-ring debut in 2018. The two former friends had a classic one-on-one match. The match had all its ups and downs with Ronda dominating for most of the part. Natalya also had her fair share in the match. But in the end, Rousey defeated Natalya for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The match was not over as after this match Liv Morgan went on to cash in her Money in the Bank contract on Rousey and become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion.
7. Ronda Rousey Vs Liv Morgan (SummerSlam 2022)
As mentioned above Liv Morgan cashed in her Money in The Bank contract on Ronda Rousey after her match with Natalya at Money in The Bank. Liv won the SmackDown Women’s title from Ronda on the Money in the Bank PLE. This then set up a rematch against two on SummerSlam.
The match was highly anticipated as Ronda was the fan favorite to win the match. Although fans didn’t like Ronda Rousey there was a common consensus that Ronda would easily win the match. But to everyone’s surprise, Morgan put an amazing feat of her wrestling ability questioning Ronda’s strength and patience. The crowd definitely got engaged in the match.
At last, Rousey tried putting on an armbar on Morgan but Morgan manage to counter it with a pin. And to everyone’s surprise, Morgan went on to successfully defend her WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. Furious Ronda attacked Morgan and the referee marking her journey toward a heel turn.
6. Ronda Rousey Vs Nikki Bella (WWE Evolution)
In the main event of the first-ever all-women’s PLE Evolution, Ronda Rousey defended her RAW Women’s Championship against Nikki Bella in one on one singles match. The Bella Twins turned on Rousey following their match with the Riot Squad on the episode of RAW.
The feud between the two came to a conclusion on the evolution pay per view where Nikki challenged Ronda for the RAW Women’s Championship. The match was great where Nikki dominated for much part with the help of Brie in the ringside. The match ended with Ronda applying her Armbar submission on Nikki and winning the match in the end.
5. Ronda Rousey Vs Becky Lynch Vs Charlotte Flair (Wrestlemania 35)
In a first-ever women’s main event in Wrestlemania Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Ronda Rousey faced each other for the Women’s Title match in the winner takes all match. Charlotte Flair was the SmackDown Women’s Champion whereas Ronda Rousey was the RAW Women’s Champion going into the match. The match was in-built from the last year’s Survivor Series.
In this feud, we saw Becky as an underdog fighting against the authority for getting what’s her. The triple-threat match was awesome with some brilliant spots. All the women gave their best but it was Becky Lynch who came on the top. Lynch pinned Rousey for the victory and in the process won the RAW and SmackDown Women’s Championship on the grandest stage of Wrestlemania.
4. Ronda Rousey Vs Nia Jax (Money in The Bank 2018)
The feud between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey for the RAW Women’s Championship was the highlight of 2018. Both the women had amazing matches during this period, but the one that stand out was the one they had in the Money in The Bank pay-per-view in 2018. Ronda Rousey had challenged Nia Jax for the RAW Women’s Championship in one on one singles match at Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
There was a lot of anticipation going into this match as fans didn’t know what to expect from this match. The match started with the powerhouse Nia Jax showing her strength and dominating for the most part in the starting. Rousey used her agility to counter and get her hold in the match. In the end, Rousey put Nia into an armbar and as Nia was close enough to tap the then Women’s Money in The Bank attacked Rousey with the briefcase. Rousey won the match via DQ but didn’t win the RAW Women’s Championship.
3. Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle Vs Stephanie McMahon and Triple H (Wrestlemania 34)
Ronda Rousey made her debut in the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in the year 2018. She then went on to wrestle her first match against the likes of authority consisting of Stephanie and Triple H with Kurt Angel in her corner. The fans were very skeptical going into this match as they believed that Ronda should have faced some full-time women wrestler rather than facing Stephanie in a tag match.
The match however over-delivered in itself. This match undoubtedly was one of the best matches on the Wrestlemania 34 match card. This match had all the near falls and some amazing spots. Ronda Rousey lifting Triple H easily became the best moment of the night. This match easily stole the night with both the teams giving their best. The end of the match came when Rousey applied her signature move Armbar to Stephanie and tapped her to win the match. This match could easily be counted in the top 10 best and most loved Ronda Rousey matches of all time.
2. Ronda Rousey Vs Sasha Banks (Royal Rumble 2019)
Ronda Rousey defended her WWE RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks in the Royal Rumble 2019. The build-up for this match was very lackluster and there was no hype in the fans to watch the match. But the match over-delivered on expectations.
Ronda and Sasha shared an amazing chemistry with each other which made the match even more interesting to match. There were a lot of near falls and amazing moments in the match. The match ended when Ronda Rousey hit Banks with her signature Piper’s Pit and pinned Banks for the win. This match was also special as this was the only time we got to watch Ronda wrestle Banks on one on one singles match.
1. Ronda Rousey Vs Charlotte Flair (Survivor Series 2018)
The match between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair at Survivor Series is considered a start to their Wrestlemania main event feud. According to traditional Survivor Series rules, the Champions of the brand fight with each other for the win. Therefore, Becky Lynch the then SmackDown Women’s Champion was set to wrestle Ronda Rousey the then RAW Women’s Champion at Survivor Series pay-per-view.
But during the RAW invasion, Nia Jax punched Becky right in the face which led to an injury. Due to this Becky had to choose an alternative for her to wrestle Ronda on the Survivor Series PLE. Becky chose her long-time friend and her arch nemesis Charlotte Flair for the match. The match between Charlotte Flair and Ronda was a classic with a lot of amazing moves and counter moves.
The end of the match came when Flair attacked Ronda with the Kendo Sticks and in the process lost the match via DQ. This then set essential upcoming things. Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey’s heel turn, whereas Becky Lynch won both titles at the main event of the grandest stage of them all. This match was undoubtedly the best match in Ronda Rousey’s career.
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