Ronda Rousey praises Naomi’s performance at WWE Elimination Chamber, talks wearing Judo Gi

Ronda Rousey speaks about she and Naomi's win at WWE Elimination Chamber and sporting her Judo Gi to the ring

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Ronda chats Elimination Chamber.

Over the weekend, WWE hosted the Elimination Chamber event in Saudi Arabia and it was the final Premium Live Event before WrestleMania 38 in April. At WrestleMania, Ronda Rousey is challenging Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Title and ahead of their one-on-one match, Rousey teamed up with Naomi to defeat Flair and Sonya Deville at Elimination Chamber.

The stipulation was that Rousey had to compete with one arm tied to her body. Rousey spoke about the match during her Facebook gaming stream and heaped praise onto Naomi for her performance during the match.

Yeah, she [Naomi] is fantastic. Really, really awesome. Man, she did great by the way.

But yeah, she did that backslide she did, under, what was it? Sonya [Deville] was throwing like a clothesline or something. She did that backslide, I popped hard for that and she did that corkscrew over the ropes, loved it and she did — I didn’t see it until the replay, did you see that buckle that she took?

Rousey sported her old Judo Gi for the bout. She said since she had to cover her whole body, she wanted to do it in a unique way.

Yeah, it was nice going Judo-old school. Since I had to cover up my whole body anyway, I was like, ‘If I’m gonna do it, I’m gonna do it my way.’ So I busted out the old half-ponytail, the no-makeup Judo Gi look from the Olympics, and yeah, I was watching it back. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I look like a kid.’ That was like my jam guys for ten years.

The Elimination Chamber event was headlined by the men’s Chamber match for the WWE Championship. The result of that match was Brock Lesnar becoming champion for the second time this year. To hear POST Wrestling’s recap of the show, click here.

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