For the past few months there have been rampant rumors as to whether or not former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will begin a career in professional wrestling.
Rousey was once undefeated in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career before suffering a devastating knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November of 2015. After taking a year off from fighting competition, Rousey returned to challenge new UFC 135-pound women's champion Amanda Nunes, but suffered a 48 second knockout to the Brazilian knockout artist. After the loss Rousey has yet to officially make an announcement on her fighting future, but it is expected that she has seen her last day inside the Octagon.
She recently made several appearances at the WWE Mae Young Classic tournament in order to support her friend and professional wrestler Shayna Baszler. Baszler made it to the finals of the tournament but was unsuccessful in pulling off the big win.
One key reason fans are excited to see Baszler associated with WWE is because it brings around the possibility that Rousey could be not too far behind. The Four Horsewomen of MMA have long been rumored to feud with The Four Horsewomen of wrestling, which would make for an interesting WWE storyline if it ever happened.
Although she had participated in the Mae Young Classic it wasn't a sure thing that Baszler was officially a member of the WWE's roster. That all changed today when the WWE released the following announcement:
"Shayna Baszler already made history as a finalist in the inaugural WWE Mae Young Classic. Now, The Queen of Spades is ready to embark on her new career in WWE as an official member of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.
"Baszler, a former UFC fighter originally from Sioux City, S.D., began training full-time at the Performance Center last week.
"“I’m looking forward to getting out there and twisting limbs off and breaking bodies,” she told WWE.com. “I can’t wait.”"
What are your thoughts on Baszler’s joining of the WWE Performance Center? Could this be a sign that Ronda Rousey is on her way to WWE for a Four Horsewomen storyline? Or are fans looking into this too much? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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