If the WWE wants to make WrestleMania 32 it's most successful pay-per-view in history, it must hire UFC Women's Champion Ronda Rousey for the show, according to reports.
Rousey made a surprise appearance alongside The Rock at WrestleMania 31 where they were involved in a segment with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. This segment was one of the most talked about on social media of the night because of Rousey throwing Triple H over her shoulder.
According to WWE.com, this show shattered records, grossing $12.6 million. That was without advertising The Rock or Rousey for the event. Imagine how much they could have made if they did.
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That's what Blake Oestriecher of Forbes is suggesting, despite the fact Rousey has already said she will be away filming in early 2016 in Indonesia, so it may be difficult for her to get to Texas on April 3.
He makes the argument that if the WWE wants to fill out the AT&T Stadium to 100,000 fans, the UFC Women's Champion must be added to the card somehow, either as a manager or as a competitor.
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He says: "As MMAFighting.com reported, Rousey’s fight against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in August “did a little more than 900,000 buys on pay-per-view, the largest number for a UFC show since UFC 168, on Dec. 28, 2013, the show headlined by the second Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva fight and the second Rousey vs. Miesha Tate fight.”
In other ways, when it comes to pay-per-view buys, Rousey's only competitor is herself, and she will likely keep on beating the buys for each pay-per-view she fights in each time she competes.
Having Rousey at WrestleMania 32 is something which the WWE is pushing hard for but the limitation comes due to her movie filming in Indonesia. If they're able to get around this barrier, the event will surely smash records once again this year.
Rousey could also benefit the Divas division too. The WWE have already tried and failed to push the Divas division with the Divas Revolution.
Adding Rousey to the mix will surely put the division back in the limelight once again because of the female fans that the UFC Women's Champion brings with her. They may see the product, be interested, and stick around to watch the other Divas in the ring for months to come.