Ronda Rousey’s career in mixed martial arts (MMA) with the UFC may be over, but her professional wrestling career could just be getting started.
“The Rowdy One” was once undefeated in her professional MMA career before suffering a second round knockout loss to Holly Holm in November of 2015. She made her return to the Octagon one year later in attempt to recapture the 135-pound title, however, she was knocked out by Amanda Nunes in just under a minute. With her MMA career being very much in doubt, many fans are wondering what’s next for the former Olympic Judoka – and WWE may just be that answer.
Per a report from Fightful, Rousey is seriously considering a career inside the squared circle and has gone as far as picking up some of the basics from a WWE Superstar. She reportedly requested Triple H to get her involved in her recent appearance with The Four Horsewomen at the Mae Young Classic. The report also suggests that WWE referred Rousey and company to former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick for training in Southern California. There was buzz backstage amongst WWE employees that Rousey is expected to start training soon, and has already taken some basic bumps amongst other things thus far.
Rousey’s fellow horsewomen have pretty depthy WWE connections; as her friend Marina Shafir is engaged to NXT star Roderick Strong, Shayna Baszler was recently involved in the Mae Young Classic, and Jessamyn Duke has already begun her training. Rousey also appeared at WrestleMania 31 alongside The Rock, as well as at SummerSlam in 2014. She has also been teasing a ‘big announcement’ on her official website as of late, but it’s not yet known if the two are related.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more…..