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WWE News: Ronda Rousey speaks about a possible switch to WWE

James Tiller
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6.72K   //    14 Sep 2017, 21:38 IST

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Will we see "Rowdy" in a Wrestlemania ring again before long?

What’s the story?

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey was interviewed at the Mae Young Classic on a debut in the WWE ring.

Rousey refused to be drawn on whether she would be signing a WWE contract, preferring to direct the conversation towards her fellow Horsewoman Shayna Baszler's exploits in the Mae Young Classic.

In case you didn’t know…

Ronda Rousey is the former UFC Women's Bantamweight champion, having boasted a lengthy undefeated streak, her career in the Octagon has derailed somewhat, with her last two fights being losses.

Also Read: WWE News: Triple H and Stephanie McMahon talk Ronda Rousey coming to WWE

Rousey is known for her love of pro wrestling, having been given the blessing to use the nickname "Rowdy" by the original, Roddy Piper. She has also been seen at several PWG shows in the front row.

Rousey has been strongly linked with a move into pro wrestling since her appearance at Wrestlemania 31, where she teased armbarring Stephanie McMahon-Levesque.

The heart of the matter

During the Mae Young Classic, Rousey, Baszler and fellow Horsewomen Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafi had a staredown with Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Bayley, who, together with Sasha Banks are also known as the Four Horsewomen in WWE.

This staredown set the Internet abuzz that Rousey would be unveiled during the finals, an event which subsequently didn't take place.

This hasn't stopped the rumour mill, and with Rousey being uncharacteristically coy on her future, speculation will only continue.

What’s next?

Well, who knows right now?

Rousey has a multitude of options -- she can continue in Hollywood, despite the shelving of the 'Road House' remake where she had a starring role. She can attempt to resurrect her MMA career, or she can head to WWE and attempt to reinvent herself.

All three options are possible, and all potentially lucrative; it all depends on Ronda Rousey and what her mindset is right now.

Author’s take

The obvious option for Rousey is WWE, a lighter schedule, top billing, a ready made Horsewomen feud and a contract that would have to be seven figures plus whatever clauses she wishes to insert.

There is no doubt WWE would move heaven and earth for the kind of mainstream publicity and new eyes on their product she would bring, in much the same way as Brock Lesnar.

But she has never been one to take the easy and straightforward option, indeed that is how she became a world class judoka in the first place.

It's entirely possible that Rousey might consider her MMA career unfinished business and begin training for a UFC return, despite Dana White's assertion that she is "done".

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