PHILADELPHIA — Everybody in the arena knew Ronda Rousey was coming out next. The delay seemed to stretch on forever as we waited. It had been 25 seconds since Nia Jax’s theme ended … 26, 27, 28, 29 … and, finally, “Bad Reputation” played. Ronda Rousey made her entrance. She got the loudest cheer of the night.
Rousey doesn’t wrestle much. Though the former MMA champ is a burgeoning star due to her success in her previous unscripted fighting career, she’s still new to the world of fixed fights. She impressed in her debut at WrestleMania and looked solid in her first singles match last month. But put aside her already-decent technical ability. She’s already shown she can create drama in her matches. WWE has booked her well. I’m a big fan already.