Booking Ronda Rousey's potential WWE return in 2020

Ronda Rousey

Earlier this week, Ronda Rousey discussed her WWE future, almost two years after she signed a multi-year contract with the company.

The UFC Hall of Famer first appeared at the 2018 Royal Rumble, and by August of that year she had become the Women's Champion of Monday Night Raw.

Her reign lasted nearly eight months before Becky Lynch dethroned her at WrestleMania this past April, but since then we have seen nothing of the 'Rowdy' one.

She made it very clear that she wanted to start a family with her husband, fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne, but as of now she's not pregnant and simply just enjoying time at home.

Whilst she's trying to find the right balance between focusing on both family and wrestling and not 'half-assing' both, Rousey is enjoying seeing the other women of the division flourish, but her words suggested she would be back eventually.

With that in mind, we've tried to book an exciting storyline for Rousey's potential WWE return in 2020.

2020 ROYAL RUMBLE

After what transpired at the end of Survivor Series last month, with Becky Lynch sending a message to NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler, it seems certain that the two are going to get it on somewhere down the line.

In this fantasy booking, we'd have Baszler lose her title to Rhea Ripley on NXT next Wednesday, and either one of two things - fail in a rematch in early January and then appear in the Royal Rumble match, or debut on Raw in a trade deal in the first episode of January.

Either way, we have Baszler winning the Rumble match, last eliminating Charlotte Flair, but only due to the return of Rousey, who comes through the crowd whilst Flair looks to have the upper hand over Baszler.

Ronda Rousey could return to help Shayna Baszler win the Royal Rumble

Rousey would them jump Charlotte from behind and help eliminate her, standing in celebration with her fellow MMA Horsewoman.

WRESTLEMANIA

Both Raw and SmackDown could then have a bidding war for Rousey's services considering she's a free agent, and in this instance SmackDown with their FOX money should come out on top.

Rousey would then get a number-one contenders match against Sasha Banks at Elimination Chamber, solely due to the large contract FOX gave her, and she would win, securing a WrestleMania match against Bayley for her Women's Title.

That would anger Sasha though, who hijacks SmackDown and says it's unfair that Ronda was gifted the chance - so a Battle Royal is made to add a third woman to the match and The Boss wins, making it a three-way between Bayley, Sasha and Ronda.

Rousey hasn't been seen in WWE since WrestleMania 35

Despite the former two teaming up to try and defeat Rousey, it's just not enough as Ronda makes Bayley tap in the middle of the ring. She then later distracts Becky Lynch in her match against Baszler, and it's enough to put her off and let Baszler lock in the Kirifuda Clutch.

That leaves Rousey and Baszler as the SmackDown and Raw Women's Champions, as they're joined by Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke in celebration - the Four Horsewomen stand arms aloft in the middle of the ring victorious

HORSEWOMEN V HORSEWOMEN

Over the following months, Rousey and Baszler defeat everyone on their respective brands. Ronda gets past Sasha and Bayley again, and also defeats Lacey Evans and Carmella.

Baszler defeats Lynch in a rematch, and also beats Charlotte Flair, Naomi and a returning Nia Jax - both Baszler and Rousey though are assisted by Shafir and Duke, but the two champs don't cross paths because they're on opposite brands.

In the lead-up to SummerSlam though, the scheming of the MMA Horsewomen gets too much for some superstars though, and in the build-up to SummerSlam, the WWE Horsewomen put their differences aside and come together on Raw to beat down Shayna, and they do the same to Ronda on the following SmackDown.

Rousey could finally have a one-on-one showdown with Becky Lynch if she returns to Raw

It leads to a monumental four-on-four at SummerSlam between the two Horsewomen teams, and Rousey and Baszler's team finally get their comeuppance, with Shayna tapping to Becky's DisArmHer.

AFTERMATH

There are far too many possibilities to discuss on what may happen post SummerSlam, but an initial thought is that both Rousey and Baszler would be so disillusioned with the loss that they banish Shafir and Duke for a while because they perceive them to be the weak links.

They'd both eventually lose their titles but that's a scenario for another day...

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