Jax made the challenge to Rousey at a WWE media appearance at Radio City Hall in NY, and it was accepted by the former UFC champion. This appears to be a strategic move by WWE to generate maximum publicity while they are in TV negotiations.
The final component here is the issue WWE now has with Raw's top title, the universal championship. Do you think WWE will put the RAW Women's Championship on Rousey so soon?
Ronda Rousey made her in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34, and it was recently reported that she will once again be wrestling on pay-per-view at Money in the Bank next month. "I happily oblige respectfully, so I can sit next to her". She successfully defended her title against Bliss at Backlash, but the match with Rousey will be a major test for the new champion.
In the video, after Jax issues the challenge, Rousey recognizes she has had only one WWE match and there are other women who deserve the opportunity more than she does. "All bets are off, right?"
But if Jax were a monster heel, and more in line with the Riot Squad or James, the match with Rousey would be a much better fit and WWE would have an easier time moving the story forward. We all have the same goals.
Money in the Bank takes place on June 17 at the Allstate Arena just outside of Chicago, Illinois.
Personally, I'd rather have seen Ronda Rousey have a bigger run of matches as opposed to a title shot immediately, as WWE may book themselves into a corner here of having to have Rousey win or not having a clean finish to the match. I'm very intrigued by how WWE will build this up and how the match will go.