RONDA ROUSEY made made a surprising look on the Royal Rumble on Sunday night time, ending months of fervent hypothesis.
However many observed a tribute to a sure ‘Scorching Rod’ from Rousey, and a quite well-known theme music too.
Why has Rousey paid tribute to Roddy Piper?
A longtime fan wrestling, Rousey took her nickname, Rowdy, from wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Additionally they shared the identical judo coach – Gene LeBell, who skilled each Piper and Rousey in grappling and different methods.
They turned associates, and Piper gave his blessing for Rousey to hold the nickname all through her profession.
After defeating Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in August 2015, she devoted her efficiency to Piper, who had died the day prior to this, in her post-fight interview.
Throughout her Royal Rumble look, Rousey wore a Piper’s very personal jacket. It was given to her by his son.
Who was Roddy Piper?
A wrestling legend and actor, Piper
Piper was additionally a longtime actor, and starred in 1988 cult traditional They Stay.
He additionally had a task in comedy sequence It is At all times Sunny In Philadelphia.
Piper – who handed away in 2015 – headlined WrestleMania 1 as a part of a tag group with Mr Fantastic Paul Orndorff towards Hulk Hogan and A-Group hero Mr T.
When did Rousey be part of the WWE?
Rousey – who’s a long-time WWE fan made a shock look at Royal Rumble.
She marched all the way down to the ring after the historic girls’s Royal Rumble match, and pointed to the WrestleMania signal.
She instructed ESPN upon signing for the WWE: “That is my life now. First precedence on my timeline for the following a number of years. This isn’t a smash-and-grab; this isn’t a publicity stunt.
“After I first met with Triple H, I instructed him, ‘There are different issues I can do with my time that’ll make far more cash, however I will not take pleasure in almost as a lot.'”
Who sings Rousey’s WWE theme music?
Rousey’s theme music used on the Rumble was Dangerous Popularity by Joan Jett.
The 1981 traditional was additionally utilized by Rousey within the theme music within the UFC.
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