Is Ronda Rousey coming to the WWE? Possibly. But she’ll have to train to be a pro wrestler first. It seems like she’s shown a significant interest in joining up. Consequently, Rousey attended a recent WWE taping featuring her friend and former training partner who made the jump. Apparently, Rousey is believed to be done in the UFC and is looking for her next big venture.But will her next venture be in professional wrestling? Possibly.
And according to the Fightful Podcast, Ronda Rousey has taken a few wrestling “bumps” and is considering beginning her training soon.
According to sources, WWE had referred Rousey and company to current superstar Brian Kendrick for training purposes in Southern California. You may remember that WWE had referred recently released Eva Marie to Kendrick as well.
Why Ronda Rousey Would Be A Great Fit!
The Brian Kendrick is indeed eccentric, but he’s a good trainer. Also, Rousey has the athletic skill-set and the drive to do this. I think she can be a big star. We’ve already seen several MMA stars make a smooth transition to wrestling. Beyond that, she’s a massive star and will bring a lot of attention to WWE. Furthermore, she’s also a lifelong fan who isn’t just looking for a quick payday (looking at you, Brock).
I welcome Rousey into wrestling. Let’s hope she goes through with it. And I loved her in UFC and would cheer for her in the WWE as well.
Ronda Rousey Deal Close To Happening
According to USAToday, Rousey and WWE are close to reaching a deal for Rousey to wrestle. Ronda was last seen at the Mae Young Classic tapings and even challenged Charlotte Flair.
That led to speculation that an official appearance is imminent, perhaps at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans on April 8. The WWE did not immediately respond when contacted by USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.
Adding further to the speculation is something you don’t usually hear about when it comes to wrestling: gambling odds. Yes, some people bet on wrestling. While it is silly to gamble on something that someone knows and creates the outcome to, the odds given by sports books still give us a good picture of what may happen. Ronda Rousey is tied with Asuka as a 7/4 favorite to win the Royal Rumble. Following behind at a distance are Paige at 6/1 and Becky Lynch at 7/1. While this tells us nothing, there is a history of wrestling match gambling odds getting it right, especially at the last minute.
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