Monday, 11 December, 2017

Ronda Rousey Signing With WWE Is Reportedly 'Imminent'

Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania 31 Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania 31
Kristopher Love | 07 December, 2017, 08:18

Ronda Rousey's UFC career might, for all intents and purposes, by effectively over thanks to a 48-second rinsing from Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 back in December of 2016, but her career inside a ring is apparently far from over.

That would be huge for wrestling fans as Rousey would lock horns with the likes of Paige, Asuka, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair and many more.

This latest move - if finalized - could see Rousey make several appearances in WWE programming in 2018 with the possibility that she could always extend or expand that deal in the future.

It's been speculated for a while but reports are now swirling that Rousey is getting close to finalising a deal with the WWE, which would see the 30-year-old make a long-awaited jump across to the wild world of professional wrestling.

While Rousey hasn't officially retired from MMA, UFC president Dana White squashed any hope of a potential comeback when he publicly admitted last week he hopes Rousey never fights again.

If WWE didn't want to wait until WrestleMania 34 on April 8, then Rousey could appear at the 2018 Royal Rumble on January 28 at the Wells Fargo Center. That will likely include an appearance at WrestleMania 34 in April.

"She's achieved everything she's wanted to do, she's made a [expletive]-load of money, and now she actually wants to have a life", White told reporters at a press conference. "I wouldn't want it to happen".

Baszler began her MMA career in 2003 and has competed in a total of 26 fights with a record of 15-11.

Rousey appeared at WrestleMania 31 and was spotted in the crowd during WWE's Mae Young Classic tournament.

Rousey issued a challenge to Flair: "You name the time, you name the place". Meanwhile, she has appeared this year on NBC's "Blindspot", and is filming scenes for a Mark Wahlberg movie called "Mile 22".

Ronda Rousey first came into the spotlight when she won the Bronze Medal in Judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. WrestleMania season is right around the corner, and there's no question WWE would want to have Rousey's debut coincide with one of the company's biggest shows of the year.