Ronda Rousey’s recent appearance at the Mae Young Classic tournament has started rumours, once again, that the former UFC Bantom Weight Women’s Champion is going to be stepping foot inside a WWE ring in the near future.
While, logical booking points toward a 4 Horseman of UFC Vs 4 Horsewomen of NXT match at Survivor Series, it would be a massive opportunity missed if the company decided to not give Rousey a big one on one match while she is working with the company.
Despite her recent record, Ronda Rousey is still the most recognisable female fighter on the planet and WWE would be foolish to not cash in on that when Rousey appears willing to wrestle. A big match at Wrestlemania would draw in both casual fans and a mainstream audience and the media surrounding the event would no doubt be massive. All the WWE need to do, is choose the right opponent, sit back, and watch the money pour in. But who is the right opponent for Rousey?
Let’s take a look at five of the best possible candidates for a match with Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania next year.
Stephanie McMahon and Ronda Rousey have a history going back to Wrestlemania 31, where the pair were involved in an in-ring encounter that also featured The Rock and Triple H.
Rumours instantly began to do the rounds on the internet that that Rousey and The Rock were going to team up against Stephanie and Hunter at either Summerslam or the following Wrestlemania.
That match never came to fruition though, for various reasons and Rousey was not seen on WWE TV again until the Mae Young Classic aired. The feud between these two writes itself, with Rousey being the fan favourite outside going up against the big bad boss. It’s also a match up that would definitely put bums in seats. Normal wrestling fans would be excited to see Stephanie get her ass kicked on the big stage, while an outside audience would love to see Rousey take on Vince McMahon’s daughter.
Stephanie, for all her flaws, is also pretty great on the mic and the build around this one could really make this feel like a marquee match-up.