Though the victory came via armbar, which is the same way Rousey became Strikeforce bantamweight champion, UFC women's champion and one of the most prolific athletes in the world, winning a title in the WWE carries a different kind of significance.
Though the outcome of the match is scripted in the world of WWE, Rousey's rapidly improving acumen as an in-ring performer and adaption to the choreographed style have made her an instant hit with WWE fans.
Rousey's foray into the WWE has been a whirlwind over the past eight months. She walked out in front of a capacity crowd at January's Royal Rumble pay-per-view and announced she was signing with the company. In April, Rousey teamed with Kurt Angle in a tag team match at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans against Paul "Triple H" Levesque and Stephanie McMahon -- and shocked the world with an impressive performance in her first match.