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WWE News: Al Snow reveals what Ronda Rousey needs to succeed in WWE

Riju Dasgupta
827   //    19 Feb 2018, 11:30 IST

An insightful take on a rather intriguing question
An insightful take on a rather intriguing question

What's the story?

Everyone knows just how much of a sensation Ronda Rousey was, in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. What essential skills would she need to succeed in WWE, following her MMA stint?

Wrestling legend Al Snow weighed in on this subject, on The Roman Show. He believes she'll need ten times as much charisma to succeed in WWE.

In case you didn't know...

You may remember Al Snow from his WWE and Impact Wrestling runs. What you may not know is how many of your favourite superstars he has trained to be where they are, at this time.

As for Ronda Rousey, she's perhaps the biggest female superstar to have emerged from the world of MMA. Following the 30-woman Royal Rumble match in January, she made a surprise appearance and set the mainstream media world on fire.

It was revealed later that she has signed a full time contract with WWE.

The heart of the matter

Al Snow revealed that Rousey's case isn't like that of Lesnar's, who went from the supposed 'fake' world into the 'real' one. Thanks to Wrestling Inc. for the transcript:

It takes a very special person to work the opposite. If she's capable of taking the charisma she had in MMA, she'll need ten times the charisma in the WWE.

At the same time, he did wish her the best. He went on to mention how MMA stars like King Mo mentioned he didn't understand how professional wrestlers train, because physically it is far more demanding than Mixed Martial Arts.


What's next?

Ronda Rousey is slated to appear at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, where she will officially sign her WWE contract. Of course, contract signings in WWE are never peaceful. It'll guaranteed to be a rather eventful segment indeed.

Author's take

I have a lot of respect for Al Snow and his take on wrestling. Rousey indeed has the world watching, and she will have to deliver on the big stage.

At the same time, she's a talented woman and I'm sure she definitely will.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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