Ronda Rousey has been officially confirmed as a playable wrestler in WWE 2K19, following weeks of speculation about her involvement in the title.
Earlier today, the official Microsoft Store listing for the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game was updated, confirming the inclusion of the “Baddest Woman on the Planet” as a pre-order incentive for consumers.
The news comes hot on the heels of crossover star Rousey’s induction into the UFC Hall of Fame on Thursday, and amidst a 30-day storyline suspension from competition in the WWE. The former women’s bantamweight champion joins the legendary Rey Mysterio as the pro wrestling sim’s two pre-order bonuses, with the updated description reading:
He’s the “Master of the 619”. She’s the “Baddest Woman on the Planet”. Pre-order WWE 2K19 to play as both Rey Mysterio and “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. Never Say Never.
Following two devastating defeats in the Octagon and a lengthy hiatus from the media spotlight, Rousey made her pro wrestling bow back in April at WrestleMania 34, drawing widespread acclaim for the speed at which she has successfully adapted to the squared circle.
WWE 2K19 is scheduled to release for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 9, with a full roster reveal expected in the coming weeks.