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WWE could be forced into making a massive change to Ronda Rousey in 2019

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There's was a lot of scepticism surrounding Ronda Rousey's move to the WWE earlier this year.

Admittedly there was lots of excitement when she made a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble, despite many predicting it was going to happen.

She was immediately positioned in a storyline with Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, leading to her teaming with Kurt Angle at WrestleMania.

And to the surprise of many, it looked like Rousey was an absolute natural in the ring, just like Angle was when he first joined in 1999 - she was made for the job.

It wasn't long before 'Rowdy' Ronda was positioned at the top of the women's division on Raw, but Alexa Bliss interfered in her title match at Money In The Bank - delaying her coronation by two months - as she took the belt at SummerSlam.

Rousey has also main evented a pay-per-view already, defending her title against Nikki Bella at Evolution, and in the midst of Roman Reigns' absence from WWE it's been speculated that Vince McMahon sees her as the 'face of the company', which should be good news for her.

But Rousey could be set to make a major change some time in 2019, if reports are to be believed.

WrestlingInc have revealed that Fox Sports, who will broadcast SmackDown live on Friday nights from October 2019, want Rousey on their network as presumably the poster-girl for the blue brand.

Ronda Rousey has become the face of Raw recently, but she may be set for a brand switch in 2019.

It makes sense because in the sports entertainment world, Rousey is the closest thing they have to an actual real-life competitor.

And it also ties in with Fox pushing for Daniel Cormier to become a commentator for SmackDown once he hangs up his gloves in the UFC.

The Heavyweight champion was recently invited for a tryout but had to postpone those plans due to his fight at UFC 230 with Derrick Lewis, but recently stated he still plans to undergo the audition at the WWE Performance Center.

SmackDown has been seen as the 'secondary brand' for a while now, as evidenced at Survivor Series as Raw clean-sweeped them on the main card.

But Fox's new bumper deal could mean a huge swerve in momentum - and Rousey switching sides would represent change in WWE.

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