Ronda Rousey's Move To WWE Reportedly 'Imminent'

Ronday Rousey looks set to join WWE

Per two sources close to the USA Today's Martin Rogers, Ronda Rousey is "finalizing" a deal with the WWE, and the USA Today calls a deal between both sides "imminent".

That scene ramped up speculation that Rousey would soon be performing in the ring for WWE, on a more permanent basis than her one-off appearance at 2015's WrestleMania 31, when she teamed up with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to clash with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Of those fights, one of them was in the UFC in 2014 at UFC 177 where she lost to Bethe Correia almost two minutes into the second round by TKO. I care about her. She brought crashing down an image of invincibility Rousey had crafted en route to a dominant 6-0 start on the UFC circuit that made her one of the biggest stars in sports. She's got enough money. She has also spent time working out at the WWE's High Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

"I've been out there probably saying if she wants the opportunity I'm happy to give it to her". She's got enough money and all of that stuff.

Whether that actually happens remains to be seen, but Rousey is legitimately a huge name who can attract a wide audience in WWE regardless of what she does. It seems a ideal landing spot. She went into her fight with Holly Holm holding the Women's Bantamweight Title, but she was defeated in the second round. Her final fight with Nunes was in December of past year.


"Ronda changed the game for all of us", recently deposed women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk said. A recently released biographical film about her, Through My Father's Eyes, won first place at Britain's Crystal Palace International Film Festival, but largely focused on the earlier years of her career. Named five years ago Wednesday as the company's first women's champion even before her first fight, she is credited with being singlehandedly responsible for persuading White to introduce women into the company's roster.

Rousey was ostensibly there to cheer for her friend Shayna Baszler, a former UFC fighter competing in the tournament, but she wound up in a WWE segment that was shown in September.

Which means she leaves just as she arrived - uniquely.

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