Enzo Amore believes that Ronda Rousey may not be prepared for if and when she finally steps into a WWE ring to compete for the first time.
It really seems as if the WWE in-ring debut of Ronda Rousey is inching ever closer. The former UFC Bantamweight Champion is a huge fan of the industry and her nickname is actually an homage to the late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. Rousey stepped into the ring for an impromptu angle at WrestleMania 31 alongside The Rock, but now it seems she will be wrestling for WWE.
The rumors really started to generate steam when fellow MMA horsewoman Shayna Baszler competed in last summer's Mae Young Classic. Rousey was in the front row for all of Baszler's matches and has apparently been training for her own debut ever since. The latest twist in the tale came when she was apparently spotted having a secret meeting with Triple H earlier this week.
Everyone across both WWE and UFC will likely have an opinion if Rousey does end up switching from MMA to pro wrestling, and the outspoken Enzo Amore has already shared his. TMZ caught up with the Cruiserweight Champion this week and Amore thinks that the MMA star may be in for a rude awakening. "I'm not trying to disrespect her, but MMA and Wrestling are two completely different worlds. Have you ever been put through a table or slammed hard on concrete? It's a totally different ball game, dude," Amore told TMZ.
Amore does have a point. Pro wrestling and MMA are very different worlds and Rousey won't have been put through tables or slammed on to concrete. She has been kicked in the face and knocked out cold though, so there's no denying that she is incredibly tough. Athletes from both worlds have successfully crossed into the other and there's no clear reason why Rousey can't join that elite group.
If Rousey is going to wrestle for WWE, then it's just a question of when she makes her debut. While Baszler made her NXT debut this week it's likely that when her fellow horsewoman wrestles for the first time, her name value will land her directly on the main roster. It may happen as soon as this month's first ever female Royal Rumble, or perhaps we will be made to wait until later in 2018 when she is truly ready.