Mortal Kombat 11 features nod to Ronda Rousey's UFC and WWE career; here are all intro dialogues for the currently revealed cast

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Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 21, 2019 at 3:16 p.m. PST

We had our suspicions, but it wasn't until the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal last week that we officially found out that WWE Superstar Ronda Rousey is the voice behind Sonya Blade in the upcoming edition of the long-running franchise.

Especially in such aspects as character introduction dialogues, series co-creator Ed Boon has always made sure his games were filled with clever nods to related pop culture material. Mortal Kombat 11 is no exception to this at all.

So what are we getting at here? During her notable run in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as well as here in her current career in the World Wrestling Entertainment, Ronda Rousey has chosen her ring entrance theme to be none other than Joan Jett's mega hit from the early 1980's: Bad Reputation.

Should players find themselves in the Sonya Blade mirror match, (Sonya vs. Sonya) they'll be treated to a quick nod to the aforementioned track as the first Sonya calls out the second for her "Hollywood fling," prompting the second to respond with a line from the Jett's famous chorus.

We've actually got footage of all the currently revealed characters' intro dialogues thanks to Gamer's Little Playground, with the above interaction popping up around the 3:36 mark in their video.

Our fingers are currently crossed for Geras' inevitable reference to Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," which we'll hopefully see in future dialogues.

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