It's almost a guarantee at this point that the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey will be making her official WWE debut at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view later this month in the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match. It just wouldn't make sense for her not to seeing it's such a history making match, and Rousey's definitely primed to make a big impact in the WWE considering she's a big star outside the company like Brock Lesnar is. Though Asuka's one of the odds-on favorites to pull off the win at the Royal Rumble, if I was a betting man (and if Rousey does in fact debut at the RR), then I'd bet all my money on Ronda walking out victorious in her first match. Without question, Ronda Rousey's a big name, and she'll most certainly add some much needed credibility to the WWE's Women's Division for sure.
Focusing in on this particular article, we'll be delving into 15 pictures Ronda Rousey wants the WWE to forget about. Now we all know that the WWE is currently still amidst the "PG Era" despite the company trying to call it the "New Era", and certain things Ronda Rousey did outside the WWE wouldn't be approved of - especially the large number of photos showcasing Rousey dressed scantily to say the least, or as some like to say "not so PG". As well, there's a few pictures sprinkled in that Ronda would like to forget existed, because they certainly did nothing for her reputation as one of the most dominant UFC Women's Fighters of all time. With all that said, let's skip the extra talk and get right into this exciting article.
15 Ronda And Her Pink Surfboard
Here we have a "not so PG" photo of Ronda Rousey she'd want WWE to forget about. A stunning beach photoshoot with Ronda rocking an extremely hot swimsuit all while holding onto her pink surfboard. If there's one thing for certain about Rousey's outfit in this picture, it's the fact that she certainly won't be wearing this bikini as her in-ring gear in the WWE, as it wouldn't fit under the company's strict PG guidelines.
Instead, it's highly probable that Ronda Rousey's in-ring attire will sort of resemble her UFC gear, though slightly toned down most likely. I guess it would probably be comparable to Brock Lesnar's current attire. It's pretty cool to see that the UFC and WWE are sort of "intertwining", and it really wouldn't surprise me if more former UFC stars make the jump to WWE for steady schedules, less intense beatings, and a big paycheque.
14 Ronda's One Piece
Even though we're only beginning this list of 15 pictures Ronda Rousey wants WWE to forget about, if there's one thing that's becoming clear, it's the fact that Rousey could easily switch her line of work and join the modeling business if her WWE career doesn't work out as planned. Ronda Rousey is showcased in this stunning picture rocking a nearly see-through one piece that's sure to get the full attention of any man.
I truly believe Ronda's gorgeous looks helped play a factor in why she was such an attraction for the UFC, as she really couldn't be any better looking to be fully honest with you. Rousey's definitely got that rough around the edges yet still considerably "pretty" look which is quite attractive to most.
13 A Revealing Photoshoot
Up next, we have this revealing photoshoot picture of Ronda Rousey rocking four things - some high heels, some black bikini bottoms, a jean jacket style shirt and a pretty face. As we continue to work our way down this list, it's really becoming clear to me that Ronda Rousey won't be desperate to return to the octagon anytime soon (if ever), as I'm sure she'll have a steady stream of modelling gigs for the time being considering just how gorgeous she is (plus her future WWE career of course which is sure to bring her millions of dollars every year). Though I'm not a huge fan of Brock Lesnar's limited appearance, it does make him feel like a bigger deal. It would probably work for Rousey in the same way seeing that she'll likely sign a part-time special appearance contract too.
12 Drop The Gloves
What more could a UFC fan ask for? This particular photograph showcases Ronda Rousey laying in bed topless with only her boxing gloves hiding her attractive "assets" or "sets of twins". This is certainly a picture for her UFC diehard fans for the obvious reasons (especially the male fans), as it's not arguable that she has an absolutely massive social media following across all platforms, with over 9.7 million followers on Instagram.
Though her fighting career has slowed down to the point of an almost guaranteed retirement, her career in Sports Entertainment is just beginning, and she'll probably become the WWE Women's Divisions version of Brock Lesnar (someone who squashes a bulk majority of her opponents and has lengthy title reigns - though the minimal appearances aren't the greatest for fans).
11 Rousey's Stunning ESPYS Red Carpet Dress
What an absolutely gorgeous picture this is. Ronda Rousey is showcased here on the ESPY red carpet wearing a breathtaking dress, some stunning heels, and a cool hairdo. The bright sunlight really made this picture "pop", and I'd say that it classifies as being one of Ronda's most attractive photographs. At this specific ESPY event in July 2015, Ronda Rousey won the coveted Best Fighter and Best Female Athlete awards which must have been very satisfying for Ronda to say the least. Regardless, she was looking radiantly beautiful in this vibrant picture, and her outfit/makeup was on point. Without question, Ronda Rousey will add an unparalleled level of credibility to the WWE's Women's Division, and it will be interesting to see how she performs inside the squared circle.
10 Ronda's Try Not To Stare Pose
Everything about this picture is simply stunning. The wet hair look. The confident glare into the camera. The "shirt" doing a terrible job of being a shirt but a great job none the less. Sports Illustrated really doesn't get enough love for bringing these photographs to the masses. Rousey has appeared multiple times for the publication. Though this type of picture is sure to please Ronda Rousey's fans, let's just say that the WWE wouldn't approve, hence why it's a photo Ronda wants the company to forget about. During the attitude era this photo would have been considered tame, but by today's standards the company would never allow it.
9 Ronda Rousey's Unique Outfit
For all of you hoping that Ronda Rousey makes her impending WWE debut in this modern (yet strange) outfit, I'd say you'd better snap back to reality as that's never going to happen, unfortunately for us. This photo highlights Ronda Rousey wearing a "new generation" style bikini all while making a seductive yet serious facial expression.
Although Ronda wasn't wearing a ton of makeup during this photoshoot, she still looks tremendously pretty which confirms the fact that Ronda Rousey's naturally beautiful and doesn't require 10 pounds of makeup to look so. That being said, hotness aside, I definitely wouldn't want to be staring into Rousey's eye in the UFC octagon - I think I would pass out from fear (and yes, I'm sure a bulk majority of you feel the exact same way, so don't lie.)
8 Ronda Rousey On A Magazine Cover
Up first, we have an alluring photograph of the lovely Ronda Rousey posing extremely skimpily beside a pine tree. I guess you could call this a typical women's photoshoot picture, but considering the WWE likes to lean towards a more "PG friendly" kind of product, this picture surely wouldn't be on any of WWE's billboards (although many of the WWE's Women's Division wrestlers partake in similar photoshoots outside the company to please their male fans). Ronda was looking absolutely gorgeous in this picture, and I doubt many who don't know of Ronda Rousey as a UFC legend would assume that she's a dangerous fighter who could legitimately destroy most average men simply by looking at the photo above, as she looks totally harmless (oh how looks can be deceiving).
7 Ronda Rousey On Late Night TV
Here we have a stylin' picture of Ronda Rousey engaging with the audience on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. As you can clearly see, Rousey was rocking a stylish black dress, a modern sleek hairstyle and a big grin sure to make anyone's day brighter. Without a doubt, Ronda surely wasn't looking like the legitimate killer she truly is inside the UFC octagon. Instead, Rousey couldn't have looked any more fun spirited and pleasant.
I'd definitely say that Rousey's any UFC fans dream - a phenomenal fighter on television, and an incredibly attractive (and nice) woman outside the octagon. It's pretty clear that Ronda Rousey's more than just a "UFC fighter", as she's really a pop culture celebrity now considering she's made appearance in movies such as Entourage, Furious 7 and The Expendables.
6 Ronda Rousey Getting KO'd By Holly Holm
Taking a quick break from all the revealing photographs of Ronda Rousey she wants WWE to forget about, we now delve into the above picture showcasing Rousey getting knocked out by Holly Holm via a devastating kick to the neck at the UFC 193 pay-per-view event back in November 2015, thus ending Ronda's 3-year title reign in the second round (and not to mention Rousey's undefeated streak).
Now it's a known fact that most fighters (even great ones) lose at some point in their career (just look at a legend such as Fedor Emelianenko), but considering the WWE is dead set on portraying Ronda Rousey as a beast upon her impending debut, this devastating and somewhat embarrassing loss against Holly is something Rousey would love to forget ever happened.
5 Rousey's Gorgeous Smile
Despite being one of the most dangerous female athletes in the world (and of all time), Ronda Rousey certainly has a beautiful smile that's sure to bring a smile to any man's face. As her pink wrapped hands state, Ronda Rousey was undoubtedly "born to fight", and though her legitimate UFC fighting career is over (at least for the time being), I'm sure she'll have no problem kayfabe fighting in WWE and destroying much of the current Women's Division - just imagine Ronda Rousey versus Asuka, Ronda Rousey versus Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey versus Nia Jax (I'd say these qualify as being some of our dream matches for Rousey in WWE). Regardless, focusing in on this photo, Ronda was looking brilliantly gorgeous - but what else is new?
4 Brilliant Pose By The Water
I think the word "stunning" is the only thing that could accurately describe the picture above of the lovely Ronda Rousey. Ronda was showcased in this picture posing by the water with nothing more than black bikini bottoms on and her arm covering her infamous "assets" or "sets of twins", whichever terminology you prefer.
The waves crashing against the rocks in the backgrounds certainly added to the pictures effect, and I'd argue that this specific photo ranks among the top 5 most eye-pleasing Ronda Rousey pictures of all time for sure. However, it's yet another "not so PG" picture that the WWE would want absolutely no part of considering it's quite risque - darn, how many of you miss the good old WWE Diva days when "bra and panties" matches were regular occurrences?
3 Ronda Rousey Getting KO'd For The Second Time
Up next, we find ourselves at the 2nd photograph of Ronda Rousey getting knocked out in the UFC octagon, this time against Amanda Nunes at the UFC 207 pay-per-view event back in December 2016, marking Rousey's second loss in her professional MMA career - the fight ended in the first round after just 48 seconds making it quite an embarrassing loss for Rousey. That was the last time we saw Ronda inside the octagon, and it's rumored that it was Rousey's final UFC fight - at least that's what Dana White thinks.
Dana's reasoning for not wanting a Ronda Rousey UFC return is simply because he cares about her, and he feels she has enough money to live comfortably. That said, Ronda Rousey isn't like most, and I'm sure she doesn't want to retire following an embarrassing loss like that, so "never say never" against a UFC return down the line. Regardless, this picture is one Ronda would gladly delete from the face of this Earth if she had the choice.
2 Working For The Other Team
While WWE definitely wanted Ronda Rousey before of her immense fame in the world of MMA, they probably have one major concern. MMA can be considered competition to WWE. Anytime someone talks about Ronda Rousey (even if she appears for WWE), they will almost certainly talk about her time with UFC. This is basically free advertising for the competition. The commentary team will certainly never mention the competition by name, but every fan will know where Ronda Rousey came from. Maybe this will open the door for other UFC fighters to jump to WWE. If that is the case, a little bit of free advertising would be well worth the return WWE would be getting.
1 Lady In Red
Everyone should know the classic song by Chris DeBurgh about a lady in red. It's one of the most cheesy songs from the 1980s and still is synonymous with beautiful women. We're sure that was what Ronda Rousey was going for when she rocked the red on the red carpet for one of her many public appearances outside the octagon.
We are so used to seeing Rousey in her fight gear that it can really be surprising just how elegant she can be. It is hard to imagine someone so beautiful can also deliver such a lethal arm-bar. Beauty and braun make Ronda Rousey a true stunner.