As we have reported earlier, WWE has booked Ronda Rousey for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event. The WWE Raw women’s champion will defend her title on the show that is just a week away from this Sunday night. It will be a fresh matchup from the flagship show of the WWE where an underdog is getting the chance to challenge for the title.
WWE.com confirmed the upcoming match with an official update. They announced that Ruby Riott will challenge Ronda Rousey for the women’s championship from the Raw division. It is the fifth title match confirmed for Elimination Chamber. We expect all the title from both the brands is likely to be on the line on February 17th. But for now, we need a good buildup for this new arrival into the match card.
Ronda Rousey looked fiercer than ever on last week’s episode of WWE Raw. She competed in not one but two back to back matches to put away two members of the Riott Squad. In the first one bout, she tapped out Liv Morgan who did not offer any sort of resistance. Sarah Logan was the next to fall victim to the arm-bar leaving Ruby Riott as the one who should face the champion.
The leader of the Riott Squad backed down choosing to leave the fight for another day. WWE confirmed that for Elimination Chamber with the below statements,
“At the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Ruby Riott will dare to step into the squared circle against Ronda Rousey. Will the “unbreakable bond” between the nefarious faction help Riott conquer the unrelenting Rousey and forge her own path into The Showdown of the Immortals? Find out at WWE Elimination Chamber, Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.”
Ruby Riott is the most cunning heel present on the women’s roster for the past couple of years. The Riott Squad has always been a backup in her matches giving the upper-hand. The same help will come handy when she steps into the ring with the ‘baddest woman on the planet.’ However, Ronda Rousey is not likely to drop the title with Wrestlemania just being more than a month away. We expect the champ to retain all the way up to Wrestlemania.