It appears that we finally know when former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will make her in-ring return for WWE.
A recent report from Post Wrestling suggests that The Rowdy One will return to the squared circle on WWE TV at the upcoming Money In The Bank (MITB) pay-per-view (PPV) next month on June 17th.
The festivities will take place from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. It was not said who would be Rousey's opponent in the match, but one could assume it will be Mickie James.
The reason for these speculations is because Rousey and James are set to work several matches together on the second half of the WWE's European tour. They will have four straight matches with one another.
Rousey and James will be working together on the following dates in these cities:
- 5/16 in Geneva, Switzerland
- 5/17 in Vienna, Austria
- 5/18 in Turin, Italy
- 5/19 in Paris, France
For those who don't know, Rousey made her professional wrestling debut at WrestleMania 34 this past April in New Orleans.
She teamed up with WWE Hall Of Famer and Monday Night RAW General Manager Kurt Angle to defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a Mixed Tag Team match.
That match was rehearsed and completely laid out for Rousey, and it's likely that the same will be done for her upcoming matches against James. Rousey and James working four-straight matches together should give them a good idea of what they want to do at MITB next month.
Rousey has had some run-ins with James on WWE TV lately, as she attacked Rousey's good friend and training partner Natalya on an episode of RAW.
James took an armbar from Rousey as a result, and it seems this little interaction started what will turn into a rivalry between the two women.
WWE will likely continue to progress Rousey up the ranks in the coming months so that she can eventually land where they want her to be next year - in the main event of WrestleMania 35.
It has long been speculated that Rousey could be involved in the first Women's match to headline a WrestleMania card, and the only woman on WWE's roster with enough star power to make that happen is Charlotte Flair - daughter of two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair.
Only time will tell if this is what WWE has in store for fans in New Jersey next year.
What are your thoughts on Rousey returning to the ring at Money In The Bank for a likely match against James? Do you think she could be involved in a match with someone else? And would you like to see Rousey main event WrestleMania next year? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!
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