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Ronda Rousey holds second-longest Raw Women’s Champion reign

Earlier this week, it was announced that Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is currently in possession of the second longest reign as Raw‘s champion, per WWE Stats & Info. If Ronda’s current title reign lasts through the week of WrestleMania 35 in April 2019, she will own the longest Raw Women’s Championship reign in the show’s history.

Rousey won her first Women’s Championship since entering the WWE, back in August at Summer Slam, against Alexa Bliss in at the Barclays Center. She would end the match by making Bliss tap out to her patent armbar submission finisher in the center of the ring. After the match, Rousey would celebrate with her husband, UFC fighter Travis Browne, who was sitting at ringside.  

In September, Rousey would face Bliss again for the Raw Women’s Championship at the Hell in the Cell pay-per-view, as a part of the Bliss contractual rematch given to every champion. This time, Rousey had Natalya in her corner, while Bliss had Mickie James and Alicia Foxx. The match would end in a similar fashion, with Rousey retaining her title by submitting.

Next up for Rousey, was a date with Nikki Bella at the all women’s pay-per-view, Evolution, in which Bella suffered the same feat that Alexa Bliss did, when Rousey ended Bella’s hopes of becoming champion with an armbar submission. 

After Evolution, Rousey would go on to face Charlotte Flair after it was announced that SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch at the time would not be able to compete, due injury from the hands of Nia Jax. Charlotte would end up getting herself disqualified after pulling out a kendo stick and beating Rousey with it.

This past Sunday, at TLC, Rousey retained her Raw Women’s Championship against the Nia Jax submission, and later that night she interfered in the SmackDown Women’s Championship match. Ultimately, providing a path for Asuka to climb the ladder and capture her first SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Make sure to tune into Raw on Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST on USA to see Ronda’s reign.

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