Former UFC Bantamweight Champion and possible future WWE Women's Champion Ronda Rousey was interviewed by ESPN recently and told the story of how her best friend Marina Sirtis and Marina's fiancee, NXT Superstar Roderick Strong, gave her a tour of the WWE Performance Center. Rousey, a 2008 Bronze Medalist in Judo at the Beijing Olympics, compared the WWE Performance Center to US Olympic Training Facilities.
"They took us for our first little tour through the Performance Center," said Rousey. "As someone who's been in a couple Olympics and trained at the Olympic training centers, I really believe that the way the WWE Performance Center caters to their specific athletes is superior to the U.S. training center, for sure. With the facilities they have, the individual attention all the athletes have, and how everything is so close and made to be as convenient as possible, I couldn't have been more impressed. It's not a surprise that they've had so much success in cultivating their own talent."
Rousey was also asked why she loves attending pro wrestling events, and she had to think about it for a second before giving her answer: "I think the suspension of disbelief is my favorite part. People take it for what it is and enjoy it because they love it. It's a lot more simple joy than you'd get in a lot of other places."
Rousey has been training fellow MMA Horsewoman Jessamyn Duke under the tutelage of current 205 Live cruiserweight Brian Kendrick, and there have been reports, most notably one by Fightful, that say its only a matter of time before we see Rousey in a WWE ring, where she hopes to replicate the success of Shayna Baszler who made it all the way to the Mae Young Classic finals. Some say that a Horsewomen vs Horsewomen match is in the works for Survivor Series, especially after Ronda challenged Charlotte Flair backstage at the MYC tapings in July.
You can watch the video interview at this link.