Ronda Rousey fights Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30th in Las Vegas. Some are saying that depending on the outcome, Rousey might retire from the UFC. If that happens, Stephanie McMahon says she has a nice soft landing place in the WWE.
USA Today's Martin Rogers spoke to Stephanie McMahon about the possibility of Rousey joining the ranks of the WWE. Stephanie is all for it.
"Our fans love Ronda," she said. "Ronda has this cross platform appeal in terms of all forms of entertainment. We would welcome her with open arms. She is the total package."
Stephanie also commented on the WrestleMania 31 segment with herself, Rousey, Triple H and The Rock.
"The moment was awe inspiring," Stephanie began. "Our business works the best when there is magic and energy in the air, and Ronda's presence brought that. With a guest appearance like Ronda's, to work best it has to be genuine and authentic. Pop culture is a huge strategy for WWE, our storylines are reflective of what's happening in the world and what's popular. In sports, it doesn't get much more popular than Ronda."
Stephanie agreed with Rogers on how Rousey's persona would appear to make her an ideal fit for the world of pro wrestling. Stephanie commented on Rousey being a fit for WWE:
"Muhammad Ali credited pro wrestling for where he got his trash talking skills and persona. I would like to think there is a bit of 'Rowdy' (Roddy Piper) and wrestling history in Ronda and the way she carries herself, but she is definitely her own individual brand."
Ric Flair has said that he thinks the marquee match-up for Wrestlemania 33 could be Ronda Rousey taking on his own daughter, Charlotte. We may not get that dream match, but it sounds like, if Ronda's game, the WWE are ready for her.