It appears Ronda Rousey is gearing up for a return to the ring, this time as a pro-wrestler. According to Cage Side Seats, the WWE is looking to book Rousey for the prestigious Wrestlemania 34 pay-per-view event on April 8 2018. The plan is for the future UFC Hall of Famer to face Charlotte Flair.
Rousey previously appeared on the premier pro-wrestling organization’s 2015 Wrestlemania 31 event, in a segment with The Rock, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. More recently she appeared on-screen during tapings for the “Mae Young Classic” tournament, which airs this fall. (Click HERE for spoilers).
The 30-year-old is a former UFC bantamweight champion, who defended the belt a total of six times in dominating fashion. She lost the title to Holly Holm back in October 2015 and unsuccessfully challenged for the belt last December. Having successfully won a world championship in MMA, she now looks to do the same in professional wrestling.
Professional wrestling is a form of performance art which combines athletics with theatrical performance. The matches have predetermined outcomes to heighten entertainment value and all combative maneuvers are executed with the full cooperation of those involved and carefully performed in specific manners intended to lessen the chance of actual injury. These facts were once kept highly secretive, but are now a widely accepted open secret.
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