Despite earlier comments stating the opposite, former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey appeared at tonight's WWE Royal Rumble event following the first-ever 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match, which was won by Raw Superstar Asuka.
Rousey had previously stated that she would not be able to attend the event due to filming scenes in Colombia for the upcoming movie Mile 22.
Rousey made her way into the ring and stood in front of Asuka, Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, and SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair. Rousey then pointed to the WrestleMania 34 sign, indicating that she will have some kind of involvement at the event. Rousey then went to ringside and shook hands with Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon.
It is now being reported by ESPN that Rousey has, indeed, signed a full-time deal with WWE. Below is a post from the official Twitter page of ESPN's SportsCenter:
UFC's Ronda Rousey has signed a full-time contract with WWE, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. pic.twitter.com/ZeGZeSnwHZ— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 29, 2018
And below is video from WWE's official Twitter page showing Rousey's Royal Rumble appearance: