Here was Rowdy Ronda Rousey, oozing the charisma of a bad ass fighter that wants to rip your head off. Stephanie McMahon, as part time an in-ring competitor as exists anywhere in pro wrestling, usually involved once a year (or less) in anything remotely physical, did all she could to hold up her end.
Let's dive into the reaction side of things first, though, and my initial response to the closing of WrestleMania was mostly confusion more than anything else. "This is so worth it", she said in an interview with ESPN.
Braun with Nicholas and his dad.
Every second Rousey spent in the ring, she looked like she belonged. A celebrity appearing and wrestling at WrestleMania always brings added attention to the event. Sound off in the comments to let us know!
It's moments like these that show WWE is going to present Rousey as someone to whom the normal rules for women wrestlers don't fully apply.
When congratulated on her big win, Rousey said, "I tried my best man". His return after becoming UFC heavyweight champion led to a box office boost. "He was very much the person who takes care of everyone".
Approximately 78,100 fans gathered in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.to watch Rousey's first match.
The highlight of the night was undoubtedly Ronda Rousey's WWE debut. They're what that sport really needs - women like them.
"When I first met with Triple H, I told him, 'There are other things I can do with my time that'll make way more money, but I won't enjoy almost as much'". "You ever go somewhere for the first time and it's like coming home or somewhere you've been before?"
One fan tweeted, "Still can't get over how Ronda Rousey had the best performance at #WrestleMania". In her debut, Rousey paid tribute to her deceased hero by sporting gear that resembled his. She attacked Stephanie McMahon with a rage that was unmatched by anyone on the WrestleMania card.
WWE officials are not dumb.
There were not any SmackDown stars who were injured, but this is hopefully the return of Daniel Bryan being a full-time Superstar. It was a gory fight full of F-5s and German suplexes and ultimately ended with Reigns getting a taste of his own medicine as Lesnar finally put Reigns down with a sixth F-5.
A 10-year-old boy stole the show at WrestleMania 34 on Sunday night. "After my wedding day, this is my favourite day of my life I think".