WWE News: Ronda Rousey on CM Punk possibly returning to WWE one day
What's the story?
Rousey was questioned on her thoughts about the former WWE Superstar potentially coming back to the company after his controversial departure from the company back in 2014.
Read below to see what Rousey had to say.
In case you didn't know...
Ronda Rousey had a stellar MMA career in UFC but in January she crossed paths to join WWE to begin her pro wrestling career, appearing first at the Royal Rumble.
WWE are pushing her as one of their main stars. They have set up Rousey and RAW general manager Kurt Angle vs Stephanie McMahon and Triple H for WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans on 8 April.
CM Punk, however, is a whole other case.
Punk, was one of the most popular Superstars ever in his time with the WWE, which ended in 2014 when he and the company parted ways after he increasingly became frustrated with the Straight Edge Superstar.
The WWE Universe has never gotten over Punk leaving, and were outraged with WWE at the time and then even more so when the multiple-time World Champion revealed his reasons for leaving.
Since then, he has begun a career in MMA, fighting first in the UFC back in September of 2016.
Unfortunately, Punk lost his debut fight against Mickey Gall in just over two minutes (in the first round). It looks like he is not giving up on MMA yet though and a second fight could be on the way soon.
The heart of the matter
'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey pointed out straight away that there would be hard to find anyone who does not want to see CM Punk back in the WWE at some moment and time.
Rousey also would love if he wished to do something with her in the WWE if he returned.
''I think everybody on Earth would love to see him back in WWE, and I would completely fall all over myself and be honoured if he wanted to be involved with me in any way, shape or form.''
The former UFC Bantamweight Champion compared herself to Punk, in the sense that MMA fans probably want to see her fighting again like WWE fans want Punk wrestling again.
However, Rousey made clear that it is 'not about' what 'everyone else' wants, and that it is Punk's life and nobody had the right to tell him what to do.
Ronda stated that if Punk were never to arrive in a WWE ring again, she would still have "all the respect in the world" for him, as he would have every reason to not come back.
''I’m sure there’s a lot of people that wish I would come back to fighting, but you know what, I don’t fight for them, and he doesn’t wrestle for us. He should do what he wants to do and what makes him into the person he feels like he’s meant to be. If that’s fighting right now, then all the power to him.''
Interesting words from the Former UFC Star and Current WWE Wrestler to the Former WWE Superstar and current UFC Fighter.
Rousey will most likely appear on next week's RAW as the build-up to her first-ever WWE match continues, which will be at WrestleMania 34 in a few weeks time.
CM Punk, who is signed to a multi-fight deal, is apparently going to have his second UFC fight in June at UFC 225, if rumours, and Punk's teasing, are to be believed.
UFC 225 is in his hometown of Chicago, and it is understood that his next opponent is expected to be Mike Jackson (who like Punk is 0-1)
It goes without saying that if Punk does not win this one, then the UFC will most likely give up on him.
Rousey is spot on with her comments regarding CM Punk.Of course, the majority of WWE fans would love to have him back with the company. He is one of the most entertaining WWE Superstars in recent memory, both in the ring and on the mic.
But, as Ronda pointed out, if Punk would rather pursue his UFC career for now, and still feels angry towards the WWE, then we must respect that, and just hope that maybe one day he and WWE will resolve things.
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