Ronda Rousey Reportedly Training With WWE In Anticipation Of A Big Match At Wrestlemania 34
Ever since Ronda Rousey was violently disposed of by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, there have been rumors flying about if and when Rousey will go to work for WWE – a rumor Rousey has done nothing to dispel.
Back in January, a former WWE commentator said there was “no chance” Rousey would be signed by WWE.
Then in June, more speculation arose as Rousey went on a binge following WWE personnel on Twitter and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross said he “would be extremely shocked if she didn’t earn seven figures-plus” with the WWE.
In August, Ross doubled down on his belief that Rousey would end up in WWE when he said, “It’s just a matter of time before Ronda Rousey officially signs with Vince McMahon,” adding, “It’s inevitable. I see her in a WrestleMania someday.”
A week later it was reported that Rousey had already begun training for a career in pro wrestling. WWE had reportedly referred Rousey to current superstar and trainer Brian Kendrick to begin learning the ropes, so to speak.
In September the clearest sign yet that Rousey was leaning towards working for WWE occurred when she and the rest of her “Four Horsewomen” were on hand to support Shayna Basler in the Mae Young Classic tournament. It was there that Rousey and two of the other women cut a promo belittling WWE’s “Four Horsewomen” including Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Bayley.
Now, according to Wrestlinginc.com, Rousey has begun training for a potential match at WrestleMania 34.
WWE officials are still planning on doing the Horsewomen vs. Horsewomen match with Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The match is now being planned for WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans. One reason the match has been pushed back until then is because there’s a RAW vs. SmackDown theme at Survivor Series, where the match was once rumored to take place. Another reason they’re waiting until 2018 to do the match is the feeling that the extra time will help them get Rousey, Duke and Shafir ready for the ring.
Reportedly, Rousey was at the Performance Center this past week, training along with Baszler, who is currently signed to WWE NXT.
No way, this doesn’t happen. Right, Stephanie?