For over a year, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey sat at the top of the WWE women's division. She was a dominant champion, and while a few women stepped up and tried to take her down, she barely showed any weaknesses and tore through the entire division while barely breaking a sweat.
However, fans constantly complained that Ronda Rousey's matches were not as great as those previously seen between the Four Horsewomen of NXT. However, Rousey did have some great matches with those women, including Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, and a three-way at WrestleMania. Ronda Rousey ended up with 10 pay-per-view matches, and here is a look at all 10 of them, ranked worst to best.
10 ELIMINATION CHAMBER 2019
Heading into the 2019 Elimination Chamber, there were many fans excited to see Ruby Riott getting a Raw women's title shot. She was one of the hardest workers in WWE and rarely ever got a chance to show how good she really was. However, when the match occurred, it was a huge disappointment.
Ronda Rousey won the match in a matter of minutes by submission, and Ruby Riott was finished. The only things of note in this match was Rousey wearing Sonya Blade inspired tights and the Becky Lynch chair attack after the match.
9 MONEY IN THE BANK 2018
Ronda Rousey faced Nia Jax at two different pay-per-views. This match was a way for WWE to put someone in the ring with Rousey that fans could believe had a chance due to her larger size. One of the matches was pretty good, but the Money in the Bank match was only average.
This match took place when Nia Jax was the women's champion, and Rousey had a chance to win her first title. The match was all action, and Rousey looked excellent here. However, the match ended when Alexa Bliss ran in and hit Rousey with the MitB briefcase for the DQ. Bliss then cashed in and won the title from Nia Jax.
8 HELL IN A CELL 2018
Hell in a Cell saw the rematch between Ronda Rousey and Alexa Bliss after Rousey won the title at SummerSlam. WWE set up a storyline injury heading into this match to make it look like Bliss had a chance. Rousey had "injured" ribs, and Bliss took advantage of it through the match.
However, the problem here is that Ronda Rousey should have been dominating at this time against the smaller Bliss. By giving her the injury, it took away some of the mystique of Rousey and the match suffered. On a higher note, Rousey was at the top of her game by this time with her selling.
7 SUMMERSLAM 2018
The story heading into this match was Ronda Rousey wanting revenge as she battled for her first Raw women's title. She felt she could have won at Money in the Bank, but Alexa Bliss screwed her over by interfering and then won the title herself. Now, it was time for Rousey to get revenge.
This match was perfectly set up. Ronda Rousey came in and just tore through Alexa Bliss. The fans wanted to see Bliss get what was coming to her and Rousey did not disappoint. She dominated from the start and then won the title in an ideally booked match.
6 TLC 2018
Not many people expected for Nia Jax to have anything resembling a good match in WWE. However, someone of her size with her strength matched up with someone powerful and dangerous as Ronda Rousey brought out her best. The two fought twice, once when Jax was champion and once when Rousey was champion.
The match with Rousey as champion was the best, taking place at TLC 2018. The match went 10 minutes, and Rousey had to not only contend with Jax but also with Tamina, who was at ringside with her friend. Rousey ended up winning with the armbar by submission and Jax turned in one of her best matches.
5 WWE EVOLUTION
To many fans' disappointment, the main event of WWE Evolution was not Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, but it was between Raw women's champion Ronda Rousey and Nikki Bella. This was a tough call since Bella had been gone for a long time and returned for this show, immediately getting the title shot.
However, for all the fan ridicule she gets, Nikki Bella is pretty good in the ring — especially as a heel. The Bella Twins were both involved, with Brie at ringside, and the match was better than anyone expected. While it did not match up to Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair, it was still one of Rousey's best title defenses.
4 WRESTLEMANIA 34
Ronda Rousey made her first appearance as a wrestler in WWE at WrestleMania 34. She was not part of the women's division yet, and this was a feud between Ronda Rousey and the power couple who signed her to WWE — Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. The two wanted to control her and Rousey proved no one could control her.
Ronda Rousey ended up teaming up with Kurt Angle to battle The Authority and looked better than almost anyone in her first WWE wrestling match. The match was a little long, but WWE booked it perfectly, covering up her weaknesses and she looked like a star, making Stephanie tap out.
3 WRESTLEMANIA 35
One year after Ronda Rousey impressed fans in her debut against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, she was part of the first female main event in WrestleMania history. The match had a dominating Rousey come in as champion, and she put her title on the line against two of the Four Horsewomen in Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.
Many fans expected Lynch or Charlotte to beat each other, which would protect Rousey and keep her undefeated. However, that didn't happen as Becky Lynch pinned Ronda Rousey to win the Raw women's title and this started her fantastic run as champion.
2 ROYAL RUMBLE 2019
Sasha Banks gets a lot of flack about her botches in certain matches, but when it comes to bright light matches, there is no one on her level. Her first-time matches with Charlotte Flair were some of the best women's matches in WWE history, and her match with Becky Lynch recently showed why she is one of the best.
At the Royal Rumble, Sasha Banks was the next in line to challenge Ronda Rousey for her Raw women's title. This match was not quite up to the level of Rousey's best championship title defense, but it was still quite good. The one thing holding it down was that Sasha dominated and Rousey fluked out with the win when Ronda should have fought back for her regular submission finisher to prove her status in WWE.
1 SURVIVOR SERIES 2018
The Survivor Series in 2018 was the best match of Ronda Rousey's entire WWE run. It is no surprise that it was against Charlotte Flair, as she remains the best big-match women's competitor in WWE history. Charlotte brought out the best in Ronda, and the two tore down the house.
The only downfall to the match was that it ended in a disqualification, Rousey winning when Charlotte finally snapped and attacked her with a kendo stick. However, this was a way to show that Rousey was so good that Charlotte couldn't find a way to win and just lost it. Rousey was at the top of her game here, and this was her best PPV match overall.