Expect Rousey to go from cage to ring UFC star, WWE ‘match made in heaven’
Ronda Rousey gained superstar status for her dominance in mixed martial arts, and for her looks, and parlayed both into acting jobs.
With her UFC career appearing to be over, it makes sense that Rousey, who has already appeared in the ring at a 2015 WrestleMania event, might look into a stint with the WWE.
That could be exactly the plan for the former UFC champion and Olympic judo bronze medallist, as a website devoted to MMA and wrestling recently reported that Rousey has gone “as far as to learn some of the basics” of pro wrestling. According to Fightful.com, which cited WWE sources, the company “referred Rousey ... to current superstar Brian Kendrick for training purposes in Southern California.” And Rousey, a major fan of pro wrestling, was spotted talking to WWE executive Triple H at a taping for the Mae Young Classic, it all-female tournament.
Adding to the drumbeat, WWE announcer Jim Ross said last week that he thought it was “inevitable” that Rousey would be “a big star” for his company. “I see her in a WrestleMania someday,” he told TMZ Sports. “It’s too great an opportunity for her to pass up and WWE to pass up — it’s a match made in heaven.”
Rousey said she would “love to have the chance to be the Divas world champion.” UFC fans never got to see Rousey square off with Cyborg, a longtime antagonist, in the Octagon, but could it happen in a WWE ring?