The WWE has been teasing the debut of Ronda Rousey in the professional wrestling world for some time, but that debut could be taking place a lot sooner that fans expected.
Rousey was once viewed as the baddest woman on the planet as she held an undefeated record of 12-0, having finished all but one of those victories in the first round. She would then suffer the first loss of her career when she was knocked out in the second round of her UFC 193 main event meeting against Holly Holm in November of 2015 via head-kick.
The former Olympic judoka then took a year off from the mixed martial arts (MMA) game before deciding to return this past December to challenge new UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 207. Unfortunately for Rousey, she was made quick work of and knocked out just 48 seconds into the first round.
Since the loss it has long been rumored that her fighting career may have already come to an end, and Rousey is potentially eying a career inside the professional wrestling world. A lot of Rousey's influences in MMA are inspired from her love of pro wrestling.
For instance, her nickname, "Rowdy," comes from WWE Hall Of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who gave Rousey his blessing to use the nickname in MMA. She is also part of a Four Horsewomen of MMA stable alongside her three closest friends and fellow MMA fighters.
Rousey was recently at the Mae Young Classic tournament to support her friend and fellow Four Horsewomen mate Shayna Baszler. Per a report from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rousey and her fellow Four Horsewomen members have been undergoing “extensive training for wrestling of late”.
The full Four Horsewomen stable includes Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler (who recently signed to WWE), Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir. WWE has really been teasing a match-up between The Four Horsewomen of MMA and The Four Horsewomen of WWE (Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, and Bayley).
Rousey has been training with former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick and Marina Shafir (fiancee of NXT Superstar Roderick Strong) in Florida. Due to the fact that a Four Horsewomen vs. Four Horsewomen match would be a multi-person match, it's very possible that the match could take place at Survivor Series next month.
It also wouldn't be a surprise if the match is put on hold for WrestleMania, which would make a ton of sense to broadcast Rousey's wrestling debut on the biggest platform in the sport.
What are your thoughts on Rousey making her WWE debut as soon as Survivor Series next month? Do you think WWE is rushing her in-ring debut too fast? Or will the WWE perhaps wait out a few more months until WrestleMania in April? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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