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Ronda Rousey and WWE went through a lot of trouble to keep her debut a secret



Ronda Rousey's WWE debut was a big surprise to most of us because she was so convincing about the fact she was in Columbia. The fact is she was actually out of the country in Columbia of course, things can change when you have access to the proper travel accommodations.

But it turns out WWE and Rowdy Ronda went a little above and beyond to throw off the scent of a WWE debut. They even sent Rousey's husband in a different direction just in case someone noticed him.

"She was in Columbia, she flew on a chartered jet back and she tried to be hidden because it was a chartered jet and the only place anybody would have seen her," Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio. "[The only place to] apparently tip people off would have been customs and she didn't fly with any people she usually flies with and she sent Travis Brown back to California because they figured if anybody saw Travis Brown they would figure it out. So they really wanted to hide it but the reality is once everybody knew the Women's Royal Rumble was going on last everyone pretty much figured it out."

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Therefore, say what you want about WWE but they know how to pull off a big surprise. Even if a lot of people guessed what would happen when they saw the Women's Royal Rumble was capping off the big show.

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