Ronda Rousey reportedly close to signing with WWE

by Olga Hunt December 8, 2017, 0:04
Ronda Rousey reportedly close to signing with WWE

USA Today reports that "two people close" to Rousey asserted that the Olympic bronze medalist is finalising a deal to jump across to Vince McMahon's pro-graps megalith, which would quite obviously carry a hefty price-tag with it given Rousey's star appeal.

She has attended multiple WWE events over the years including the recent Mae Young Classic as she sat in the crowd cheering on Baszler, who was part of the tournament and has since been signed by WWE.

As Sportskeeda reported yesterday, it appears that Rousey and the WWE are in the final stages of an agreement for Rousey to make the move from MMA to professional wrestling.

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. Ahead of her defeat to Holly Holm in Australia in 2015 and coming off six straight UFC victories, she was one of the hottest commodities in sports, in high demand for photo shoots, endorsements and movies. "I wouldn't want it to happen", White said of a UFC comeback.

Baszler will clearly make her debut first to fire the first shot, but Rousey will be most likely be hitting NXT sooner than later - although it may just be Live Events.

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Ronda Rousey first came into the spotlight when she won the Bronze Medal in Judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She has not fought in the UFC since her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30th, 2016. She has got money ... and all that stuff.

Rousey warned her potential rival: "You name the time, you name the place". "I don't want to see it happen".

Rousey is a master of the armbar, and WWE officials have been protecting Asuka, so a match between the two is something we could see in the future. Now, the one-time UFC women's bantamweight champion is unlikely to fight again.

Despite her tragic fall in UFC, Rousey was a pioneer for women in the world of mixed martial arts, starting her career with a 12-0 record, besides becoming one of the biggest pay-per-view attractions. "I care about her".


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