It was just announced that Nia Jax has named Ronda Rousey as the number one contender to her RAW Women’s Championship. Jax made the announcement earlier today at the NBC Universal upfronts in New York City. The WWE followed up this bombshell announcement by announcing Ronda Rousey will challenge Nia Jax for the title at Money in the Bank on June 17th.
Below is the announcement the WWE made on their website immediately following the announcement.
Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax will face her greatest obstacle yet when she steps into the ring against Ronda Rousey at WWE Money in the Bank.
The Irresistible Force threw down the gauntlet in unexpected fashion at NBCUniversal’s upfronts in New York City, tempting The Baddest Woman on the Planet with a chance at championship gold. Rousey accepted the challenge on the spot, setting the stage for what’s sure to be a hard-hitting and intensely competitive encounter.
The last time we saw Rousey compete in a televised WWE match was at this year’s WrestleMania in New Orleans, where she teamed with Raw General Manager Kurt Angle to battle and defeat Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and WWE COO Triple H. Will Rousey make Jax regret her bold challenge when they meet one-on-one in Chicago?
Don’t miss Ronda Rousey’s first-ever WWE title opportunity when she takes on Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax at WWE Money in the Bank, streaming live on Sunday, June 17, only on WWE Network.