Ronda Rousey seems fairly excited about taking on the role of Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11, and she’s taken that fandom a step further by dressing as the character when taking part in yesterday’s WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
The UFC Champion, Olympic medallist and WWE superstar emerged for her Raw Women’s Championship match dressed as the character. It’s proven a popular move, with many viewers (including our own reviewer) saying it’s a better look than her traditional “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey attire.
Rousey is the voice actress for Sonya in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. When her part in the game was revealed, she enthused, “I’ve been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass, female video game character that I related to. Now I get to voice her in Mortal Kombat 11. It’s a dream come true to be a part of the Mortal Kombat franchise that I grew up playing.”
Rousey won her match last night, retaining the WWE Women’s Champion belt, but the closest thing to an MK-style fatality we saw was Becky Lynch taking a crutch to the champion’s head once it was all over.
Mortal Kombat 11 will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on April 23, 2019.
More interested in the wrestling? Check out all of the Elimination Chamber 2019 results in last night’s live blog of the event.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK Deputy Editor, and he doesn’t think crutches should beget crutches. Follow him on Twitter.