Ronda Rousey and WWE -- a relationship that many have expected to blossom into a marriage for quite some time.
It would appear that is moving forward, or at least Ronda Rousey is entertaining the idea. Fightful.com was told Tuesday morning that Ronda Rousey has expressed interest in a pro wrestling run, and has went as far as to learn some of the basics from a WWE Superstar.
An employee backstage in WWE told us that Rousey spoke to Triple H to set up her appearance with fellow Four Horsewomen members at the Mae Young Classic. According to sources, WWE had referred Rousey and company to current superstar Brian Kendrick for training purposes in Southern California. You may remember that WWE had referred recently released Eva Marie to Kendrick as well.
There was also buzz backstage at the tournament -- mainly among WWE employees and contractors -- that Rousey's training would start soon. She's taken some basic bumps among other things thus far.
The pro wrestling connections with Ronda Rousey are strong, as if she needed them. Her "Four Horsewomen" friend Marina Shafir is engaged to NXT's Roderick Strong, Jessamyn Duke has started her training, and Shayna Baszler is in the Mae Young Classic.
The "big announcement" that Rousey has teased on her official website may or may not have anything to do with this -- we've not been given any information to indicate either way.
Rousey last competed in MMA at UFC 207 in December, losing in quick fashion to Amanda Nunes. She started the fight as the prohibitive favorite against Nunes, whom Las Vegas considered a modest underdog.
The Fightful Podcast and Fightful.com will have more information on the situation in the coming weeks.