In her last UFC fight, Ronda Rousey took just 16 seconds to defeat Alexis Davis and retain her Women's Bantamweight title last month.
Connections to WWE
At just 27-years-old, Rousey became the first American woman to win an Olympic Medal in Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, having followed in the footsteps of her Mother, Ann Maria Rousey DeMars who was the first American to win a World Judo Championship in 1984.
One of Ronda's many links to WWE came about during her judo career when her legendary trainer Gene LeBell gave her the nickname 'Rowdy', but only after having cleared it with WWE legend 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, who LeBell also mentored.
As well as this, Rousey is a great friend and fan of CM Punk, as well as having a conversation with Roman Reigns on Twitter earlier this year regarding the possibility of her joining forces with The Shield. The face of women's UFC proved her love for WWE during this exchange by saying she 'fan-girled' so much when writing her reply to Reigns that it took her five attempts to do so.
The California-born fighter is a huge fan of WWE, and there has been rumours that she could maker her debut in the business at the pay-per-view event SummerSlam which takes place this coming Sunday.
The acting world would be a breeze for the face of women's UFC as she is currently starring as the only female lead in The Expendables 3 as well as having parts lined up in Fast & Furious 7 and the upcoming Entourage movie. It seems as though at present, there is little this young sporting star cannot succeed in.
Praise from Paul
As well as having links to WWE, Rousey has more recently had the backing of none other than WWE big shot Paul Heyman. Heyman took a break from promoting his client Brock Lesnar ahead of his main event match with John Cena at Summerslam, to hail Rousey and show his support for the idea of her joining the wrestling world.
In a report by Fox Sports, he stated: "Ronda would be great in WWE, especially as a Paul Heyman girl...she just has it all going for her."
Heyman added: "She has absolutely unlimited potential and is a true mainstream star...and she's someone who has an appreciation for and passion for the industry."
Aside from her sporting capabilities, Rousey has the personality and attitude to fast become the new female star of WWE. Her success in MMA means the title of 'Diva' simply does not suit her and, as with UFC, she could be one of the main female representatives in a heavily male-dominated sport.
Rousey comes across as very grounded and possesses the likeability factor which has given her so many fans in addition to her sporting talent. Despite her already hectic schedule, a WWE debut would be a brilliant thing and I for one am all for this happening on Sunday night at SummerSlam.
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