WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will make her next title defense against Ruby Riott at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event on February 17, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas that will air on their streaming service, WWE Network.
Earlier this week, Rousey and Riott traded some words through the power of social media. It all started when Riott took to Twitter where she expressed her displeasure with how she is being looked over by fans and the company heading into their title match. Instead, the focus is on Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair heading into WrestleMania 35.
This led to Rousey firing back by stating, “Damn right I’m focused on the women’s evolution getting the success we deserve. And FYI the women’s evolution includes even you, Ruby Riott. I’m on a mission to make the first-ever women’s main event at WrestleMania happen this year. If that means at Elimination Chamber I have to beat you to a pulp for your own good, I won’t hesitate for second. Go ahead and hate me now, you won’t even have to thank me later, I really don’t care. I’m just trying to change the world, not get credit for it.”
Who cares about what’s best for business or what these people want?! You’re so focused on giving the #WomensEvolution what they deserve, that you’re not even looking at #EliminationChamber. So I’ll gladly take your title & main event #Wrestlemania whether they like it or not. https://t.co/aLZSBJWtey
— Ruby Riott (@RubyRiottWWE) February 13, 2019
Rousey would then follow up with, “Do you hear yourself?! You think only you can give the world their first ever WrestleMania women’s main event? You think that somehow you’ve carried the women’s evolution on your back?! Get a grip! I have news for you! The women’s evolution doesn’t just include us…The Riott Squad is the women’s evolution! We are and have been the change that the WWE women’s division so desperately needs! So this Sunday, I’m gonna knock you unconscious, take your title, and finish your so called mission myself.”
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Damn right I’m focused on the #WomensEvolution getting the success we deserve. And FYI the #WomensEvolution includes even you @rubyriottwwe. I’m on a mission to make the first ever women’s main event at #Wrestlemaina happen THIS year. If that means at #EliminationChamber I have to beat you to a pulp for your own good, i won’t hesitate for second. Go ahead and hate me now, you won’t even have to thank me later, I really don’t care. I’m just trying to change the world, not get credit for it.
Finally, Flair would jump in by stating she could have a different WrestleMania opponent should Riott win come Sunday.
FINALLY someone with some sense! https://t.co/LpnWMxGZNo
— Ruby Riott (@RubyRiottWWE) February 15, 2019