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From the WWE Rumor Mill:  Ronda Rousey is finalizing a deal with the WWE

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Ronda Rousey at this summer's Mae Young Classic tournament

What's the story?

There are solid expectations that Ronda Rousey is coming to the WWE, potentially at WrestleMania in New Orleans this April. USA Today reported on Wednesday evening that Rousey is close to finalizing a deal to make it official.

In case you didn't know...

After starting her MMA career 12-0, Rousey suffered two defeats in a row. Her last match was on December 30, 2016, at UFC 207 where she lost by TKO 47 seconds into the first round against current UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes.

The heart of the matter

Two people that are close to Rousey told USA Today that they are in the final stages of coming to the terms of a deal. Those people were asked to remain anonymous as the deal wasn't official yet, and the WWE did not immediately respond to the inquiry by USA Today earlier today.

Rousey and the WWE are definitely not strangers after a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 31 alongside The Rock in an epic promo with Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon. She last appeared on WWE television last summer in the Mae Young Classic as she rooted on her friend Shayna Baszler in the finals against Kairi Sane.

There are reports of Rousey training with Brian Kendrick to prepare, but there also are reports that the other two members of the Four Horsewomen, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke will join Rousey and Baszler to take on the Four Horsewomen of WWE (Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, and Bayley) at WrestleMania 34.

What's next?

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for any further developments on Rousey coming to the WWE

Author's take

I'm probably not alone when I fully expected Ronda to sign with the WWE considering she's a major pro wrestling fan, and the Women's Revolution is in full swing. The addition of Rousey would just further that revolution.

Though I'm sure she's not going to be a full-time competitor in the WWE (as much as I would love to see that), it will truly be a special moment when she competes in the squared circle.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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