Ronda Rousey made her long-anticipated WWE debut at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on Sunday. And just like that, Rousey is the biggest name in the world of female superstars, but one former WWE champion would like her to proceed her career with caution.
“You’ve got to have passion for it. Other than that, it’s way too hard to survive. We’re in so many cities, the amount of traveling we do, the wear and tear on our bodies – if you’re not passionate about it, you won’t last. Just have fun. That’s what it’s about.”
There’s no doubting how much more demanding it is to be a WWE superstar than a UFC fighter. Rousey fought eight matches for UFC over three-and-a-half years, whereas WWE superstars are touring 24/7 and wrestling 3-5 matches a week.
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But according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rousey won’t be wrestling her first match until WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans – which is just over two months away. The rumour is that she will team up with The Rock in a mixed tag-team match, where they’ll take on Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.
Rousey is a long-time wrestling fan, who teased a career in the squared circle for quite some time. In an interview with ESPN, Rousey wouldn’t close the door on returning to the UFC, and said “This is my life now,” in regards to her WWE career.
Signing Rousey will easily go down as one of the most memorable and historic moments in WWE history. She’s among the most marketable professional athletes out there, and joins the industry at a right time with the women’s revolution taking over.
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