Watch Ronda Rousey Destroy Her Opponent in First WWE Singles Match - Maxim

Watch Ronda Rousey Destroy Her Opponent in First WWE Singles Match

The former UFC superstar almost became the WWE's newest champion.
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Following Ronda Rousey's mega-hyped debut at Wrestlemania 34, the UFC pioneer-turned-WWE star nearly became Raw's new women's champion at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event. 

"Rowdy" put her fighting pedigree to good use (and did her namesake "Rowdy" Roddy Piper proud) as she easily handled opponent Nia Jax with arm bars, flying knees and a powerful Judo throw in her second televised WWE match.

Ronda Rousey WWE Promo

But just when it looked like Rousey might take the belt, Alexa Bliss stepped in and shook things up with the type of theatrical moment WWE fans live for. 

Per ESPN,  

Rousey was hit by a metal briefcase in the moments before it seemed as though she'd walk out of the Allstate Arena as champion.

Instead, after winning a ladder match earlier in the evening, Bliss cashed in an opportunity and walked out with the title in hand instead.  

Ronda Rousey WWE Promo

The newly-crowned champ will almost certainly meet the UFC superstar again. Bliss is six inches shorter and 35 pounds lighter than the 5'7", 135-pound martial artist. But this is the pro wrestling, where the tale of tape means nothing and anything can happen. 

One thing's for sure: Rousey looks right at home in the WWE.