Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey made her shocking WWE debut a little over a week ago at the 2018 WWE Royal Rumble event.
Colby Covington plans on going to the WWE one day and he doesn’t want the former UFC fighter to screw everything up for other fighters who want to venture into pro wrestling.
“Hopefully she keeps that same persona and don’t f-ck it up for all the MMA fighters,” said Covington on BJ Penn Radio. “I think she needs a guy like, you know, even a guy like Dan Lambert. That guy is one of the best most intelligent managers in the game, I mean, he’ll sh-t on Paul Heyman. If they had a little face off, man, Dan Lambert would take the cake, I guarantee it. You know, when we went to Impact, he was going off with Jim Cornette. They were going back and forth. Cornette knew what was up, he knew that Dan Lambert was one of the best heel managers to ever grace the sport of MMA or pro wrestling, so, she’d do well if she’d hire a guy like Dan Lambert.”
Covington has already made several pro wrestling appearances in the past, most notable with Impact Wrestling.
Even though he issued the warning to Rousey, one thing Covington does believe is that the move to the WWE was good for her.
“I think it was a great move for [Ronda Rousey]. She wasn’t gonna win anymore fights, so she’s gotta do something that she can win in, so maybe pro wrestling’s that,” Covington said.
Rousey is expected to make her official in ring debut at WWE Wrestlemania 34, but nothing has been made official at this time.