Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar Dominate Wrestlemania 34
Ronda Rousey enjoyed a successful debut at Wrestlemania 34, before Brock Lesnar shocked the wrestling world.
While Conor McGregor’s recent antics in Brooklyn were compared to a WWE-style stunt, two former UFC stars actually did enjoy some WWE success, with Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar stealing the headlines at Wrestlemania 34.
A massive crowd of 78,133 wrestling fanatics packed into the Superdome in New Orleans (home of NFL’s New Orleans Saints) to watch the biggest WWE event of the year, which is almost 10,000 more people than the Carlton vs Collingwood attendance at the MCG on Friday night.
After such a big buildup, Ronda Rousey enjoyed a perfect debut in her tag-team match, partnering up with former Olympian Kurt Angle to defeat husband and wife team Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
Rousey, who wore a Rowdy Roddy Piper inspired outfit to reflect her “Rowdy Ronda” nickname, was electric from the opening bell, and went after Triple H with a barrage of combinations to send the New Orleans crowd wild.
An entertaining bout ended when Rousey got Stephanie McMahon one-on-one in the ring, locking her in an arm-bar that was reminiscent of her UFC glory days. While it’s still too early to judge, Rousey appears to be a perfect fit for the high energy, trash talking world of WWE.
In the main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar upset Roman Reigns to successfully defend his WWE Universal Championship.
While the fight failed to live up to expectations and was an anti climax to an otherwise thrilling Wrestlemania, the result appeared to stun many wrestling fans, as speculation was rife that Lesnar would lose his title and head back to the octagon (apparently wrestling is scripted).
Aussie wrestling fans are eagerly awaiting confirmation that the WWE will host an event at the MCG later this year, which could potentially attract a bigger crowd than the 78,133 in New Orleans. Stay tuned!
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