Tony Khan is understandably excited following Ronda Rousey’s ROH in-ring debut during this week’s taping of Ring of Honor programming.
During the taping, Rousey teamed with Marina Shafir to face Billie Starkz and ROH Women’s World Champion Athena in Rousey’s third match post-WWE.
On Twitter, Khan didn’t mention Rousey by name, as she will be a surprise when the show airs, but shared his delight with what happened at the taping.
Justified “Holy shit!” chants for @ringofhonor with ROH Women’s World Champion @AthenaPalmer_FG + her minion @BillieStarkz vs @MarinaShafir + her handpicked partner!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) November 18, 2023
Rousey competed 103 times for WWE before leaving the promotion this year. Her final match saw Rousey lose an ‘MMA Rules’ match to Shayna Baszler at SummerSlam 2023.
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Ronda Rousey’s In-Ring Debut in ROH Leaves Tony Khan Excited
Tony Khan, the president of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), expressed his excitement following Ronda Rousey’s in-ring debut in Ring of Honor (ROH) during a recent taping of their programming. Rousey, a former UFC champion and WWE superstar, teamed up with Marina Shafir to face Billie Starkz and ROH Women’s World Champion Athena in her third match since leaving WWE.
Although Khan didn’t mention Rousey by name, he shared his delight with what transpired at the taping on Twitter. He mentioned the “justified ‘Holy shit!’ chants” for ROH and praised Athena and Starkz for their performance against Shafir and her handpicked partner.
Rousey had an impressive run in WWE, competing in 103 matches before departing from the promotion earlier this year. Her final match in WWE was against Shayna Baszler at SummerSlam 2023, where she lost in an ‘MMA Rules’ match.
Rousey’s appearance in ROH has generated significant buzz among wrestling fans. Her crossover appeal from UFC to WWE and now ROH has made her a highly sought-after talent in the industry. With her in-ring skills and star power, Rousey has the potential to elevate the women’s division in ROH and bring more attention to the promotion.
This move also highlights the growing collaboration between different wrestling promotions. AEW and ROH have been known to work together in the past, and Rousey’s appearance further solidifies this partnership. It opens up possibilities for more cross-promotional events and dream matches between wrestlers from different promotions.
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Rousey’s debut in ROH marks an exciting chapter in her wrestling career and adds another layer of excitement to the wrestling landscape. As fans eagerly await the airing of the ROH episode featuring Rousey’s debut, the anticipation continues to build for what’s to come in the world of professional wrestling.