Ronda Rousey's connection to WWE is hardy a secret anymore, much like her pro wrestling training.
Rousey photographer Michael Mardones posted a photo of Rousey, which was taken at the Santino Bros. Wrestling school where WWE Superstar Brian Kendrick serves as a trainer. Fightful.com exclusviely reported last month that Rousey was preparing for a pro wrestling run
Miss her yet? #TheReasonA post shared by Michael Mardones (@layziethesavage) on Sep 10, 2017 at 12:20am PDT
Miss her yet? #TheReason
A post shared by Michael Mardones (@layziethesavage) on Sep 10, 2017 at 12:20am PDT
It's worth noting that the photo was taken well over a month ago, before we reported the news that Rousey had started training for a pro wrestling appearance. Since then, Rousey has shown up at a Pro Wrestling Guerrilla event, as well as been showcased in a backstage segment with fellow MMA Four Horsewomen members Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.
While there was no mention of the school or Kendrick in the photo, it isn't tough to determine where she was. The ropes that she's leaning on feature the signature "candy cane" stripes that can be seen in several Santino Bros. training photos, and even an epsiode of Total Divas where Kendrick was training former WWE Superstar Eva Marie.
Rousey will be in Las Vegas on Tuesday for WWE's Mae Young Classic Finals. WWE has loaded up the Las Vegas card, as they're holding a red carpet special ahead of Smackdown Live, then a Smackdown episode with several title matches, the Mae Young Classic finals, and an episode of 205 Live to follow.
Mardones has several pictures from the gym over at his Instagram page, which features Rousey, Duke and Mae Young Classic Finals competitor Shayna Baszler.
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