Video: Ronda is unable to return to Wrestlemania after she loses against Charlotte Flair


Ronda Rousey made her return to WrestleMania on Saturday night, but she left with a loss after falling to Charlotte Flair in a match highlighted by a few ugly spots.

It was the fourth time Rousey appeared at the biggest WWE event of the year after she debuted back in 2015 as an active competitor in the UFC. It wasn’t until three years later that Rousey inked a contract with the pro-wrestling outfit, which led to a stint that lasted 15 months before she took time away to start a family with her husband, ex-UFC heavyweight Travis Browne.

Just four months after giving birth to her daughter, Rousey made her return to the WWE, where she won the Royal Rumble back in January, which set up her in ring showdown against Flair at WrestleMania.

The match featured several highlights and a few more miscues as it appeared Rousey and Flair were not in sync during a few sequences in the match. However, Rousey managed to pull off some highlight-reel moves while exchanging shots with Flair.

The matchup ended after the referee was “accidentally” taken out just as Rousey was applying her armbar — the submission that helped her gain prominence throughout her MMA career.

Flair fled, and Rousey kicked her in the face. This led to Flair’s pinfall, and she was awarded the WWE Smackdown women title.

Afterward, Rousey was seen embracing Browne, who was sitting ringside for the event held at AT&T Stadium just outside Dallas.

Rousey, according to all reports, will continue working for WWE after her Wrestlemania match. However, she has never had a regular job with the company. Rousey signed with WWE after leaving the UFC after two consecutive knockout losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. Later, she was inducted into UFC Hall of Fame.

It remains to be seen what WWE has planned for her next, but for now, Rousey will continue without a championship around her waist after she suffered a second-straight defeat at WrestleMania after falling in a different match back in 2019.