Nia Jax is ready to give Ronda Rousey real welcome to the WWE – by giving her a title shot.
On Monday as part of the NBC upfront presentations that included the WWE, Jax revealed that she will face Rousey at the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view event on June 17.
The two superstars were actually next to each other on the red carpet during the presentation where the revelation was made that Jax challenged Rousey to a match in June.
“We are very civil and professional ladies, so Nia did just challenge me for Money in the Bank to come after her title,” Rousey told E! News on Monday. “I happily oblige respectfully, so I can sit next to her.
“We’re professionals, so when we get in there, there’s a job to be done. We’re outside of the ring, then we can still be respectful to each other. We all have the same goals. We’re all trying to lift the women’s division and to show people that we have more to offer than they’ve given us credit for in the past.”
Jax doubled down in the respect shared with Rousey when they’re both in public but she promises that will all change once they step into the ring together at Money in the Bank.
“We can still get along for now, but once we get in the ring, it’s over. All bets are off, right?” Jax added.
“I’ve never been in a ring with somebody like Ronda. She’s one of a kind, so there definitely has to be an alternation to my regimen and I’m looking forward to it.”
WWE later confirmed the matchup as Rousey will face Jax for the RAW women’s title in June.
It’s been an incredibly fast rise for Rousey after signing to join WWE earlier this year after giving up her previous career in mixed martial arts. Rousey shined in a mix-tag team match at WrestleMania 34 where she teamed with RAW general manager Kurt Angle in a bout against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
After the show was over, the match was hailed as the best for the entire event despite Rousey’s relative naivety when it comes to professional wrestling.
Now it appears WWE is looking to push Rousey directly into title contention without having a single’s match on her resume.
WWE Money in the Bank goes down on June 17 from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
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