This week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown featured Ronda Rousey issuing an open challenge for her SmackDown women’s championship. In a nice surprise, Emma answered the call.
She lost the match, of course, because there’s just no way she was going to beat Rousey in her first match back but it was a good way to reintroduce her to a fan base who, assuming they don’t watch much other wrestling, hasn’t seen her since 2017.
She tweeted the following after her appearance:
Home ❤️— Tenille Dashwood (@TenilleDashwood) October 29, 2022
And gave this interview in storyline:
“I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back. I waited five years for tonight — five years to make sure that I’m never forgotten again. And now I know exactly what I have to do to beat the champion.”
Meanwhile, she’s officially been added back to the WWE roster page under the SmackDown brand, so it looks like we can expect her on the blue brand going forward. That works out great, considering the women’s division needed some depth there and her arrival creates exactly that.
Happy she’s back?