Rousey, the first and former UFC women's bantamweight champion, is nearing a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, according to USA Today. The site reports that while details are being finished up, the source wanted to remain anonymous because the deal has not been made public as of this writing.
IF Rousey signs with WWE prior to WrestleMania 34, a more likely match would involve her and the Four Horsewomen.
It's been almost a year since Ronda Rousey effectively ended her career after a TKO loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, and in the time since, the possibility of her joining the WWE has increased seemingly week by week. "I don't want it to have to happen". She's got enough money and all that stuff.
UFC president Dana White said as much recently, confirming that she hasn't officially retired while questioning why she would even consider returning to the octagon.
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. WWE's scripted programming and audience makeup is much different than the UFC's.
In victory, Holm was the first to expose any weakness in Rousey's game.
A transition to professional wrestling wouldn't be surprising for Rousey.
Ronda Rousey first came into the spotlight when she won the Bronze Medal in Judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She has also spent time working out at the WWE's High Performance Center in Orlando, Fla. She has appeared in several movies such as "Entourage", "Furious 7" and "The Expendables 3". Even after her loss to Nunes, she's still one of the most widely-known talents from the UFC world. While it's unknown what Baszler's intentions are upon arrival at NXT, one has to wonder if revenge is on her mind for losing to Kairi Sane in the finals. Reports emerged in August that she was learning pro wrestling moves, and she was spotted at the time speaking with WWE executive Triple H at a taping for an all-female tournament. And with their broadcast rights coming up soon, it's hard to think of a better time to do that.