Following the announcement that the Raw Women’s Title match at WrestleMania 35 will officially be main eventing the show, WWE has added some further news to that bout. As reported via their website, Joan Jett will be performing “Bad Reputation” for Ronda Rousey’s entrance.
— WWE (@WWE) March 26, 2019
A video of Rousey’s reaction where she fangirls-out about the news can be found on WWE’s original article.
The promotion also released the following statement alongside their announcement:
“The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Joan Jett, is a music legend and icon for powerful women everywhere,” said Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WWE Music Group. “Her performance at this year’s WrestleMania promises to be both exhilarating and inspiring, and we are honored to watch her join a distinct list of extraordinary performers who have lit up the WWE stage.”
Jett joins a large host of musical acts to make their presence known on wrestling’s ‘Grandest Stage’ including the likes of Motorhead, Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, and Run-DMC to name a few.
A founding member of The Runaways, Jett has been an icon for women in the rock music scene for four decades and rightfully earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. It seems only fitting to have her lead the way once again as Rousey, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch turn some heads of their own when they close the biggest wrestling event of the year for the first time in history.
We’ve come a long way since “Bad Reputation” hit at the end of the 2018 Royal Rumble, announcing Rousey initial arrival. If the reports of the UFC Hall of Famer taking some time out following WrestleMania are true, Jett’s performance will be a great send-off.