Ronda Rousey finalizing details of move to WWE, report says

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Rousey, the first-ever UFC women's bantamweight champion, wrapped up her career in the octagon on December 30, 2016, after suffering a knockout defeat to Amanda Nunes.

During the Mae Young Classic, WWE teased a confrontation between the two Four Horsewomen groups, with talk of having a match (Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir) at WrestleMania 34.

It's been speculated for a while but reports are now swirling that Rousey is getting close to finalising a deal with the WWE, which would see the 30-year-old make a long-awaited jump across to the wild world of professional wrestling. A few years later, Rousey herself made an appearance at Wrestlemania 31, when she teamed up with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to clash with WWE bosses Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

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".

While Rousey hasn't officially retired from MMA, UFC president Dana White squashed any hope of a potential comeback when he publicly admitted last week he hopes Rousey never fights again. She could feasibly become a great pro wrestler in the ring, and based on how genuine she is in interviews, Rousey could easily be a relatable character in WWE as either a heel or babyface. "I don't want it to have to happen". "I think she's interested in the opportunity, I'm interested in offering her the opportunity, so we have some talking do". "I don't want to see it happen". Rousey has been in a number of TV and movie projects, including The Expendables 3 and Fast 7, plus ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, Maxim, and Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, and she has regularly appeared on shows like Ellen and even hosted Saturday Night Live. By the time Rousey lost to Nunes she was coming up against an athlete who devoted her entire existence to excelling at MMA, and it showed. Even after her loss to Nunes, she's still one of the most widely-known talents from the UFC world.



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