Ronda Rousey has begun training at WWE’s Performance Center as she gets a step closer to achieving her dream of wrestling for WWE.
As much as some fans may proclaim what the respective companies practice is worlds apart, there is an awful lot of overlap between WWE and UFC. There really always has been with pro wrestlers trying their hand at MMA and vice versa, but nowadays there seems to be more than ever. Between Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, and MMA’s Four Horsewomen there’s plenty to talk about when it comes to WWE/UFC crossover.
Speaking of the Four Horsewomen, former MMA star Shayna Baszler made quite a splash on the professional wrestling scene. Despite only making her in-ring debut a little over two years ago, Baszler impressed in this summer’s Mae Young Classic, making it all the way to the final. WWE has clearly seen promise in Baszler and signed her to a contract at the beginning of October.
Well, it would seem that Baszler has been joined by a fellow Horsewoman at WWE’s Performance Center. According to MMA Mania, Ronda Rousey also began training there as she continues to pursue a lifelong dream to wrestle for WWE. There was talk that Rousey already been training with 205 Live Superstar Brian Kendrick in order to pick up some of the basics, and now she has taken that next step towards competing.
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While she hasn’t yet wrestled, Ronda is no stranger to WWE. The former UFC Bantamweight Champion hopped the barrier at WrestleMania 31 and helped The Rock dole out some punishment to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Plus, she was also in the front row for all of her friend Shayna’s Mae Young Classic matches, often with the remaining two Horsewomen. The odd appearance here and there clearly isn’t enough for Rousey though and she wants a match.
According to Dana White, Rousey will never compete for UFC again, and if this talk of her upping her training to become a pro wrestler is true then, that may very well be the case. Rousey is a huge fan of pro wrestling—her nickname, Rowdy, is an homage to the late Roddy Piper—and potential matches against the likes of Asuka and Charlotte Flair will have her and fans’ mouths watering at the very prospect.
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