Ronda Rousey’s arrival to the WWE is apparently a lock to happen.
USA Today reported the following:
Two people close to Rousey told USA TODAY Sports that she is finalizing details of her move to WWE. The people requested anonymity because the switch has not been announced.
However, the evidence of Rousey’s career change has been mounting for a while. Rousey was at a WWE show in September and watched her close friend Shayna Baszler, a former mixed martial artist now making waves with the WWE. During the event, Rousey was caught in a stare down with leading women’s wrestler Charlotte Flair, in which Rousey issued a challenge: “You name the time, you name the place.”
That led to speculation that an official appearance is imminent, perhaps at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans on April 8. The WWE did not immediately respond when contacted by USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.
This was the obvious progression for Rousey. Her fighting days are clearly behind her, and why would she event want to try to engage in them anymore? She’s made plenty of money, and has no reason to keep getting her face punched in.
The WWE would provide her the opportunity to remain the spotlight without having to take a beating. I have no idea how much WWE stars get. I’m sure it’s not though. This could be the perfect time for Rousey to continue her transition into entertainment. I like the move a lot.
Besides, she has absolutely nothing left to prove in the fighting game. She helped build up the women’s side of the UFC. I think there’s a strong argument to be made that it might not even exist in its current form without her. Hopefully, she’s simply happy with whatever she does next.