WWE Using Ronda Rousey to Elevate Stephanie McMahon

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE is looking to capitalize off Ronda Rousey’s popularity to help elevate Stephanie McMahon into a bigger mainstream star.

The belief is that if they place Stephanie in a high profile match, he could help elevate her popularity similar to how the company elevated Vince McMahon during the Attitude Era by having him work with Steve Austin.

“Rousey is a major sports star. The idea that she was the single most searched female athlete in the U.S. on the Internet in 2017, a year she never competed and for the most part laid low in, speaks volumes,” Meltzer explained. “The idea for the program is to make Stephanie a star outside of just the pro wrestling world.”

As previously noted, WWE plans to have Stephanie McMahon tag with her husband Triple H to face Ronda Rousey with another male Superstar. There has been talk of having either The Rock, which is ideal to make this match “over-the-top”, or Braun Strowman who could also benefit from the rub.

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