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Ronda Rousey Will Reveal Her WrestleMania Opponent On SmackDown

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Royal Rumble winner Ronda Rousey declared that she will choose her WrestleMania opponent on the next episode of SmackDown!

In the lead up to the Royal Rumble on January 29th, rumors began swirling that former Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey was on her way back to the company and would be part of the Royal Rumble match.

Sure enough, the Rowdy one made her return at number 28 in the Rumble and went on to win, eliminating numerous superstars such as Nikki Bella and Shotzi along the way. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair was one of the final two participants in the match, coming face to face with old rival Rousey before ultimately being eliminated.

On the latest edition of Monday Night Raw, Rousey made her return to the red brand for the first time since losing her Raw Women’s Championship to Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 35. She took to the microphone to address her upcoming decision, saying that she has unfinished business with both Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. She added that she didn’t think “Rebecca” was deserving of her attention, which brought Becky Lynch out to the ring.

Lynch said that time is money, and when you’re big time, it’s big money, so she wanted Ronda to make her decision then and there. Ronda Rousey wasn’t up for having a discussion, however, and took down the champion before declaring that she’ll provide her answer this coming Friday on SmackDown.

While it’s been a source of speculation and nothing is set in stone, the latest reports indicate that Ronda Rousey is scheduled to face Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania and that she will be part of the SmackDown brand.

After Rousey left the stage on Raw, WWE Hall of Famer Lita made a surprise return and challenged Becky Lynch for a match at the Elimination Chamber. While Lynch initially declined, she accepted the match when Lita indicated that she might be scared.