Ronda Rousey has been quiet about her future plans since losing to Amanda Nunes last December. Last month it was announced that the former UFC champ would be featured on the reboot of “Battle of the Network Stars” on ABC. The show ran the 70s and 80s and is being brought back later this year with other big names to bring in audiences this summer when people aren’t normally watching primetime TV.
Rousey has quietly started following Natalya Neidhart, AJ Lee, Naomi and the Bellas recently and rumor is she could be making an appearance or two in the WWE later this year or possibly even at Wrestlemania 34 next Spring. Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns is thought to be the working main event for the show but Rousey vs Charlotte Flair would be huge and could be big enough to headline the show in New Orleans.
Rousey made an appearance at Wrestlemania 31 helping the Rock out of a jam against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie has spoken openly about wanting to bring in the former UFC women’s bantamweight champ for years. Despite two brutal consecutive losses in the octagon Rousey is still very marketable and her time away from the spotlight could do her a lot of good as it pertains to rebuilding her image. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and you can only imagine how big the crowd would pop if she walked out and cut a promo at Summerslam in August.
The WWE is doing a women’s tournament later this year called “The Mae Young Classic”. Rousey’s teammate Shayna Baszler has been rumored to in the tournament so it wouldn’t be too far fetched to have Rousey appear or at least support her friend behind the scenes.
Dana White mentioned that we had likely seen the last of Rousey in the UFC when he appeared on the UFC podcast with Jim Norton and Matt Serra in April. We know that Rousey is a huge WWE fan so it only makes sense that eventually she makes her official debut in the squared circle and capitalize on her popularity before she gets too old.