PWInsider has shed some background on Ronda Rousey’s surprise debut at the Royal Rumble PPV.
Despite the fact she was rumoured to appear at the event, it was a massive shock to the wrestlers and crew backstage as only a handful of people knew Ronda was going to make an appearance. Her debut wasn’t listed on any of the production sheets.
It’s worth noting that the likes of Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn were the only ones who were in the know.
There are also reports that Charlotte, Asuka and Alexa Bliss also knew about her appearance as it led to the showdown in the ring.
Ronda Rousey was never going to appear in the Rumble Match as officials want her debut to be at the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania 34.