In a short documentary-style video (above), Rousey revealed that she’s been a longtime Mortal Kombat fan and has tried to emulate Blade throughout her life and career. Considering her history as the first woman UFC champion and her recent move to the WWE, we’d say she’s emulated Sonya pretty successfully. She later appeared on stage at the reveal event to talk about her new role in front of the live audience.
In the Mortal Kombat universe, Sonya Blade is the general of the Earthrealm Special Forces and tends to fight with gadgets, military tech, and shockwave gauntlets. One of the fatalities revealed during the event showed Sonya shooting her opponent into the blades of a helicopter. In the future Mortal Kombat X timeline, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage have a daughter, Cassie Cage.
Sonya Blade has appeared in nearly all of the Mortal Kombat games as either a fighter or cameo.
Mortal Kombat 11 is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on April 23.