Jax issued the challenge at the NBCUniveral Upfront in New York City. This appears to be a strategic move by WWE to generate maximum publicity while they are in TV negotiations. The news was picked up by several media outlets including ESPN in a “Breaking News” alert via their mobile app.
WWE has posted the video of Jax’ challenge and you can watch it below:
This will be Rousey’s first singles match on television. Rousey will take on Mickie James in non-televised matches later this week as part of the European tour.