One half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Charlotte Flair, has revealed her thoughts about Ronda Rousey’s WWE debut at the conclusion of the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble Match.
One of the most historic nights in WWE occurred on January 28, 2018, when the company’s female league finally received their own Royal Rumble Match. Littered with current stars and past legends, it was the evening that Asuka rose to prominence on WWE’s main roster by surviving twenty nine other women and booked her place at WrestleMania 34 against ‘The Queen.’
However, Asuka’s victory wasn’t the most memorable thing about the event in question because as ‘The Empress of Tomorrow’ stood in the ring ready to pick her challenger, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut by storming to the ring, staring down Alexa Bliss, Asuka and Charlotte Flair and pointing at the WrestleMania sign.
Now, Charlotte has joined the cast of WWE’s The Bump in order to discuss Ronda Rousey gate-crashing her current partner’s moment in the sun:
“Well, I don’t want to skip over the moment when Asuka won and what she represents. It was like, wow, the women’s division has come full circle. Being a mother, being a warrior, having this undefeated streak, having competed all over the world, non-English speaker, I was blown away!
Then, here comes Ronda. She’s someone who has made it on the outside and has paved the way for women and wants to be part of what we’re doing here; I go wow, that’s pretty cool. For someone of her calibre as an athlete and stardom who wants to be part of the buzz we created, I think this is definitely an investment in the women’s division from a company’s standpoint. ‘Cause the women at that time, like, do I want to say that we are an attraction? Yes. But at Ronda’s level, at that moment, no. So, to make that investment, there were so many things going through my mind. I knew things were going to change. Not change, but be added to.”
While Rousey wouldn’t combat any of the trio she faced in the ring that evening, the mega-star would go on to team with Kurt Angle against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 34 in one of the most impressive debuts in professional wrestling history.
Credit for the interview: WWE’s The Bump
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.