The Rock and Ronda Rousey make surprise appearance at WrestleMania, 'own' Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Stephanie McMahon and Triple H came to the ring to celebrate a record 76,976 attendees in Levi’s® Stadium at WrestleMania 31. They didn’t count on two very special, yet unexpected guests: The Rock and “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.
And The Authority definitely didn’t expect to have their moment end with “getting owned” by the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.
Triple H and his bride sought to turn a proud moment for WWE and the WWE Universe into an opportunity to boast, gloat and berate fans everywhere. The Game and Stephanie stood in the middle of a record-breaking audience inside the sun-filled stadium and took sole credit for the success of the spectacle.
Cue The Rock’s electrifying music. Follow it up with the stadium-ungluing arrival of The Great One and The Brahma Bull’s rapid, quick-witted barbs. Things then got physical when a boiling, meltdown-nearing Stephanie slapped The Great One in “[her] ring.” She challenged Rock to respond and dared him to put his hand on a woman, which he wouldn’t, prompting Stephanie to subsequently demand The Rock to leave “[her] stadium.”
He did as asked … only to find audience member Ronda Rousey, the most dangerous unarmed woman on the planet, at ringside.
Along with Rousey, Rock re-entered the squared circle for a face-to-face encounter with The Authority.
“I would never hit a woman,” The Great One declared, “but I have a very good friend who would be more than happy to.”
The audacity of Rock and Rousey — a presumed friend of McMahon herself — drove Stephanie deeper over the edge than Lady Macbeth. Without filter, Stephanie instructed the “Queen of the Octagon” to “get the hell out of [her] ring.”
Standing beside The Rock, Rousey wouldn’t budge.
“You need to understand something, Steph,” Rousey warned on the microphone. “Any ring I step into is mine. If you want me to leave, how ’bout you make me?”
Even The People’s Champion cautioned The Game’s wife and the daughter of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, as he explained Rousey would “reach down your throat, pull your insides out and play jump rope with your fallopian tubes.”
At this, Stephanie’s proud husband Triple H had heard enough, leading to a furious skirmish between two longtime rivals. Rock blasted The Game in the corner with fists, then stepped aside as a waiting Rousey snared the WWE COO and judo threw The King of Kings.
As Rousey turned around, she was met by a furious Stephanie McMahon, who confronted the undefeated fighter and even went to strike the infamous mixed martial artist. The UFC Women’s Champion quickly countered, blocking the blow and controlling Stephanie, a former WWE Women’s Champion herself, with a fierce armbar.
With commanding leverage over the WWE demigoddess, Rousey then forced Stephanie out of the ring beside her reeling husband. The Authority cowered back into the depths with their parade thoroughly doused while Rock and Rousey stood dominant — the octagon queen in the squared circle with The Most Electrifying Man in Entertainment, etching a new quintessential WrestleMania moment in Levi’s® Stadium.