The smile on Rowdy Ronda Rousey‘s face as she strode down the entrance ramp at WWE Royal Rumble 2018 stretched from ear to ear.

Asuka had just won the first women’s Royal Rumble in WWE history and found herself in a staredown in the ring with the company’s top two female champions, Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss. Then, in WWE fashion, a major surprise interrupted the scene. Rousey emerged from the curtains in a leather jacket and a T-shirt that paid clear homage to the late WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper.

The former UFC bantamweight champion seemed to soak it all in, eyeing her new surroundings with excitement and hope.

As the Philadelphia fans erupted around her Sunday, Rousey tried to shake Asuka’s hand. The Japanese submission artist defiantly slapped her hand away and glared at the outsider. And with that, Rousey’s long-rumored WWE career officially began.

Rousey looked elated and in awe through all of it.

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