Ronda Rousey is a winner again. The former UFC champion who fell from the limelight after two crushing defeats debuted at WestleMania 34 last night at the Superdome in New Orleans. She received cheers from the crowd as she entered in an outfit paying tribute to her hero, the late Rowdy Roddy Piper. She went on to win a decisive victory over The Authority to make her entrance into the WWE official.
Rousey told ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne:
"Everything really does happen for a reason. I'm just so grateful. I thought I never would be [grateful] for [the losses], but time is a great teacher. I'm just really, really glad I gave it time instead of giving up and feeling it was the end of the world. There's so many people who encounter tragedies who feel like the world and time won't heal it. But all I can say to those people is: Just give it time, even if you think time can't heal it. You never know what will happen and where it will lead you. Every missed opportunity is a blessing in disguise. I really believe it now."
Before her debut, Rousey was concerned how fans receive her, but it was a warm welcome with lots of "Ronda Rousey" chants.