Rousey vs Jax set for MITB.
WWE is giving Ronda Rousey a title shot at the upcoming Money In The Bank PPV on June 17 in Chicago.
At the NBCUniversal upfronts in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall today, WWE Raw Women's champion Nia Jax named Rousey as her next challenger, setting up a showdown between "The Irresistible Force" and "The Baddest Woman on the Planet."
“The Irresistible Force revealed she wants to put her title on the line against Rousey at WWE Money in the Bank, much to the surprise of The Baddest Woman on the Planet. Never one to back down from either a challenge or an opportunity, a bewildered Rousey agreed to the match.”
Rousey, who was also at the event in NYC, had this to say regarding the challenge. "We are very civil and professional ladies, so Nia did just challenge me for Money in the Bank to come after her title," Rousey told E! News on the red carpet. "I happily oblige respectfully, so I can sit next to her." She added, "We're professionals, so when we get in there, there's a job to be done," Rousey added. "When we're outside of the ring, then we can still be respectful to each other. We all have the same goals. We're all trying to lift the women's division and to show people that we have more to offer than they've given us credit for in the past."
This will be Rousey’s first title opportunity since she joined the WWE earlier this year. Her first PPV match came at WrestleMania 34 last month when she teamed with Raw General Manager Kurt Angle to defeat Stephania McMahon and Triple H in a mixed tag team match.