Rousey is new WWE cash cow

Published March 3, 2018, 8:15 PM

by manilabulletin_admin

Ronda Rousey working out at the Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Ronda Rousey (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

By Rafael Bandayrel

Ronda Rousey remains a big draw and the numbers are clearly showing. In fact, her presence alone has already boosted ticket sales for the WWE.

The wrestling entertainment’s recent pay-per-view, WWE Elimination Chamber, originally sold 8,000 tickets just a few weeks before the event. The numbers swelled to 11,000 when word came out that the former UFC Women’s champion would be appearing at the Las Vegas event, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported.

Aside from that, WWE Raw also saw a big jump in ticket sales. The first edition following the pay-per-view initially sold 8,500 tickets but the numbers spiked to 10,000 when Rousey was advertised for Anaheim.

Rousey officially made her WWE debut at the inaugural women’s Royal Rumble that took place back in February.