According to Rogers, “two people close to Rousey told USA TODAY Sports that she is finalizing details of her move to WWE,” though the sources asked to not be named. Nonetheless, it appears as though the wrestling world will have another mega name join their roster.
Rousey made an appearance for the WWE in a promo at WrestleMania 31 – where her and The Rock attacked Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Both Rousey and Triple H have expressed interest in having her come aboard in the WWE for a while, and now it seems like a deal is finally done.
One of the most dominant UFC women’s fighters of all-time, Rousey’s MMA career has been in doubt since losing her last two matches to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, respectively. Her last fight took place at UFC 207 last December, where Nunes won via knockout. UFC president Dana White has hinted before that Rousey’s MMA career was probably over.
If Rousey is to join the WWE, she’ll join Brock Lesnar as a former UFC star to head over to the company – though The Beast was a wrestler before he turned to MMA. Rousey has been a life-long wrestling fan, and idolized ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper.
With the WWE women’s division at an all-time high in terms of relevancy, popularity and talent, Rousey would be joining at the most opportune time. Charlotte, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Naomi and Becky Lynch headline a dominant list of female superstars. The possibilities in terms of feuds and storylines are limitless for Rousey.
If the deal is finalized, we should get an idea soon of when Rousey will make her wrestling debut – and who she will feud with.
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