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Ronda Rousey Joins The WWE – Her Fighting Career Looks Officially Over

Ronda Rousey (Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Winter)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Ronda Rousey is a officially a part of the WWE.

The UFC legend made a surprise appearance at Royal Rumble in Philadelphia Sunday night, and it confirms all the rumors we’ve heard for months. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Ronda Rousey Photos On The Internet)

Her entrance was also a pretty cool moment. (SLIDESHOW: These UFC Women Really Hate Wearing Clothes)

Rousey hyped the news up on her Instagram. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Paige VanZant Photos On The Internet)

Gettin’ #Rowdy at #royalrumble

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My road to #wrestlemania begins now

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I don’t think anybody ever actually thought she’d fight in the UFC again. It seemed obvious that she wouldn’t after suffering brutal back-to-back losses.

It didn’t take long for the WWE rumors to start flying. Now we know it’s truly a done deal. I think we can all agree that this puts a nail in the coffin of her UFC days, and that’s not a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination.

Rousey blazed a path for scores of other female fighters. Without Rousey the women’t side of the UFC wouldn’t even be a thing. That’s one hell of a legacy to carry. Hopefully she goes and crushes it in the WWE.

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