Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is no stranger to the WWE. She has watched the sports-entertainment company growing up, taking her nickname “Rowdy” from the late Roddy Piper, and training under life-long friend and former pro wrestler “Judo” Gene Lebell, and has made appearances at SummerSlam 2014 and WrestleMania 31.
She has teased that she may want to do more with the WWE in the future. In fact, one of Rousey’s friends, fellow UFC veteran Shayna Baszler, is participating in the Mae Young Classic, a 32-woman tournament currently airing on the WWE Network.
Now, in a recent appearance on ESPN’s First Take, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Paul Levesque (aka Triple H) said he’s ready to give Rousey a chance whenever she wants to take it.
“Ronda has been a huge fan of WWE her whole life, she’s been very adamant about that,” Levesque said. “She’s done stuff with us before. She’s a huge fan. It’s something that I think she’s definitely interested in and I’ll throw it out right now, if she’s interested, I’ll give her the opportunity.
“We’re all about personalities, that’s what she brings to the table. I think she’s shown it in UFC, she’s shown it in Hollywood. She’s shown it everywhere. Her personality will drive fan interest.”
Following that appearance on ESPN, the WWE released a video of Rousey as well as another two of the “Four Horsewomen” of MMA, Marina Shafir, and Jessamyn Duke, as they were discussing fellow Horsewoman, and Mae Young Classic favorite, Shayna Baszler. In the midst of the video, Rousey, Duke, and Shafir were confronted by three of the WWE’s “Four Horsewomen” Bayley, Becky Lynch (who was repeatedly challenged by Cris Cyborg), and the daughter of Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair.
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Rousey telling Flair, Lynch, and Bayley “you name the time, you name the place.” So it seems that Rousey and her other cohorts may be making the move from the octagon, to the squared circle.
Rousey has made no statement formally announcing her retirement from MMA yet, but UFC President Dana White has said he believes Rousey’s fight with Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 this past December was her final bout.
Rousey, who married fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne last week, has also yet to respond to this comment by Levesque.
Original story: MMA Weekly