Rousey Begins WWE Training, Match Rumored
It seems Ronda Rousey has moved one step closer to officially joining the WWE.
The former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and well-known WWE fan has started to train at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, according to professional wrestling and MMA journalist Dave Meltzer. This likely confirms the official end to the legendary fighter’s career in UFC and MMA.
There are already big plans for Rousey’s first involvement in WWE under an official contract, as well, and it involves the WWE’s flagship event, WrestleMania. Plans are reportedly in place for a “Four Horsewomen vs. Four Horsewomen” match at the 2018 event. Rousey and fellow MMA fighters Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir have dubbed themselves “The Four Horsewomen,” a play on the legendary “Four Horsemen” stable, led by Hall of Fame wrestler Ric Flair.
The WrestleMania match would see Rousey and her “horsewomen” against WWE’s “Four Horsewomen,” former WWE women’s champions Charlotte Flair (Ric’s daughter), Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch.
Baszler recently performed in WWE’s Mae Young Classic, an all-women’s tournament, where she finished runner-up. After one of Baszler’s victories, a shouting match occurred in the crowd between both sets of horsewomen. Later on, WWE posted a YouTube video that featured Rousey telling the WWE horsewomen, “you name the time, you name the place,” teasing a future match.
This would not Rousey’s first time being involved in the WWE, as she played a role at WrestleMania 31, assisting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a confrontation with WWE’s Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
Of course, the WrestleMania plans are not set in stone, as things could change in the months leading up to the April 8 event.
Original Story: USA Today