On Friday evening, WWE announced a new championship bout for this month’s WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 pay-per-view.
Now official for the PPV, which goes down later this month in Houston, Texas, is RAW Women’s Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey defending her title against the leader of The Riott Squad, Ruby Riott.
WWE.com released the following announcement on Friday evening:
Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott
At the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Ruby Riott will dare to step into the squared circle against Ronda Rousey, with the Raw Women’s Championship on the line, in the hopes of reading the Riott act to the fierce titleholder before she can ever set foot onto The Grandest Stage of Them All.
On Monday Night Raw, Rousey was irate after her would-be WrestleMania opponent Becky Lynch refused to get checked out by WWE medical personnel and was suspended. The Baddest Woman on the Planet opted to take out her frustrations on The Riott Squad by making Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan tap out to the Armbar in back-to-back matchups.
Though it looked for a moment as if The Rowdy One may tangle with the third member of the devious trio as well, Riott backed down at the last second, claiming later that she had chosen to tend to her injured friends instead.
Will the “unbreakable bond” between the nefarious faction help Riott conquer the unrelenting Rousey and forge her own path into The Showdown of the Immortals? Find out at WWE Elimination Chamber, Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.
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