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Ronda Rousey dominates in legendary WWE debut - watch

Looking the part of a pro wrestling natural, the former UFC women's bantamweight champion put on the best performance of the night, in one of the great in-ring debuts in WWE history.


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For UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made it official, as she dominated in the most famous debut match in wrestling history - on its biggest stage - at WrestleMania 34 at Superdome in New Orleans.

Teaming with Olympic gold medalist and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, Rousey defeated Paul "Triple H" Levesque and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag-team match. 

With no one certain of what she could offer in the ring, Rousey surprised with her splashy moves and her attention to (and nailing) the details. The hurricanrana and eventual squatting of the Triple H were impressive, but so were the smaller moments involving the set-ups that are taken for granted. 

Of course, she finished off the match in the armbar, her signature move dating back to her UFC days. 

It was one of the great debuts ever, given the stakes and the stage, and the perfect set-up for an eventual Women's championship run.

I underestimated how kind the WWE universe would be. I thought any outsiders would be shunned. I was expecting to get shunned and to have to battle to be accepted. I worked my ass off to pay respect to what's so important to them, and hopefully they saw that tonight. I'm just so grateful, man. I'm trying my best to deserve it.

SOU  RCES