Hixon: Rousey to WWE is good for business

Posted on Dec 7 2017 - 3:56pm by Shalene Hixon
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Photo of Ronda Rousey courtesy of WWE’s official website

It’s looking as if the WWE is about to get a little Rowdy.

Multiple sources have reported that former UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is finalizing details on a contract that will send her to WWE.

The standout MMA fighter is no stranger to the sports entertainment company, appearing at numerous WWE events and pay-per-views. Perhaps the most memorable was when she stepped into the ring with the Rock, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 31. After hip-tossing Triple H out of the ring and almost putting McMahon in an armbar, many fans were waiting for the next time they’d see Rousey in a ring again.

Now the wait seems to be almost over.

Personally, I think this may be a good move for both sides. With Rousey’s final two UFC matches ending in shocking defeats, she needs something to get some momentum back on her side. She’s already been training with WWE superstar Natalya, so she may be more prepared than some think.

For WWE, they can easily cash in on the large following she currently has from here successful past. Her fans would follow her wherever she goes, as well as the WWE fans who are eagerly awaiting her debut.

They also have the opportunity to create a Four Horsewomen vs. Four Horsewomen match. The WWE’s version (Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Bayley and Sasha Banks) have already had a confrontation with the MMA version (Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir) at the Mae Young Classic tournament earlier this year. It garnered a lot of attention on social media and has been something fans want to see.

If they can actually get that match to happen, it would create some huge buzz around WWE. However, don’t expect it to happen for a little while. Baszler has currently not appeared on any NXT TV tapings and WWE hasn’t signed Duke or Shafir yet.

I feel as if they will start her out in NXT, especially with Baszler already being there. Then Duke and Shafir would eventually follow suit, with the four collectively being called up to the main roster at some point.

Overall, Rousey’s star power is something that WWE has been wanting for some time now. It will be interesting to see what direction they go in once she signs.

No matter how they play this out, WWE and its women’s division won’t be the same once she arrives.

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