I still don’t get why she isn’t Cassie Cage though
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Last night, Pro-wrestling Sports Entertainment promotion WWE held their annual Elimination Chamber pay-per-view out of Houston, Texas. Among the various bouts on offer – including two taking place in the titular monstrosity – WWE RAW women’s champion Ronda Rousey defended her title against the punky, spunky Ruby Riott.
In a neat bit of cross-promotion, however, Rousey eschewed her usual leather jacket and kilt getup (a nod to her hero, the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper) and instead turned up to battle loaded for bear as Mortal Kombat’s military officer Sonya Blade. Of course, Ronda voices the roster veteran in NetherRealm’s upcoming release, Mortal Kombat 11.
It’s barely spoilers to reveal that Rousey was successful in retaining her title. That belt ain’t going anywhere pre-Wrestlemania. But it was neat to see another fighting game cosplay on the show, following up on Zelina Vega’s namesake number from last month’s Royal Rumble.
Mortal Kombat 11 launches on PS4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch April 25. WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 is now available to watch on the WWE Network.