Rousey appeared to roaring fans Sunday night after the women's Royal Rumble in Philadelphia, and pointed to a WrestleMania sign - scheduled for New Orleans in April - as Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation" blared through the arena. "I think her love of the wrestling business and the sizzle that comes with it for WWE is something she's very interested in", veteran WWE announcer Jim Ross said.
Which moment from the Rumble interested you more? She's one of the most marketable and admired athletes out there, and should experience nothing but success in the WWE.
Ronda Rousey might not yet be ready to rumble.
Three years ago, the idea of Ronda Rousey leaving the UFC for the WWE in the near future only seemed like a pipe dream.
This report contradicts all others preceding its that had Rousey appearing in everything from an Eight-Woman Tag Team match to a singles bout with Charlotte.
"Name the time. Name the place", Rousey told the WWE stars in a tense standoff. Rousey also wouldn't rule out a return to UFC. Wearing an oversized jacket previously owned by his idol, the late WWE superstar "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (Piper and Rousey were good friends and had the same judo coach, Gene LeBell), Rousey closed the event by joining Royal Rumble victor Asuka, RAW women's champion Alexa Bliss and Smackdown champion Charlotte in the ring. Rousey can even be initially packaged as a villain; one who hates the world because of the misfortune she went through but in the end redeems herself by becoming the hero she is destined to be. It's another be a WWE superstar.
Sell. There may be a precedent for Rousey to battle Triple H and Stephanie is some form or fashion but without The Rock, the proposed match does not work. "She's interested. We're interested".
After her WWE debut, Rousey did an interview with ESPN and said White was still one of her best friends, and that he was "supportive" of her career change. "So that's what you guys want to think", she said. Rousey has been seen around the Performance Center on a couple of occasions which, at the time, had fans buzzing with anticipation for her in-ring debut, but it has been recently that Rousey's schedule has allowed her to fully commit to sports entertainment.
Ronda is a newlywed, and she tied the knot with fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne in a laid-back ceremony in Hawaii last August.