Ronda Rousey decided to leave WWE after SummerSlam, and now she is a free agent. The question about her possible AEW debut is now churning in the rumor mill. After all, Rousey is very good friends with Marina Shafir, who is also All Elite.

Ronda Rousey visited the Lucha VaVOOM event at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. She participated in a spontaneous match, teaming up with Marina Shafir. The two members of the Four Horsewomen of MMA had a tag team match against Taya Valkyrie and Brian Kendrick. That was not a match anyone expected at all, despite the fact that Rousey sat in the front row of the show and wrestlers played to her throughout the event.

We previously reported why Ronda Rousey worked that indie show, and that she might do more appearances. This is very interesting, and Tony Khan may be a player in this situation soon enough, but should he lay down the money for the Baddest Woman on the Planet’s services?

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that AEW might not bring Ronda Rousey in. At this stage in her career, she can pick her own dates, but “the bloom is off the rose” when it comes to Rousey wrestling, so it may not be the most cost-effective option.


It’s funny because, man … I don’t know if she’s cost-effective for AEW. Because, you know, what she made with WWE, everyone’s cost-effective with WWE, but with AEW, it’s like the bloom is off the rose. I mean, yeah people talk about her and everything like that, but the bloom’s kinda off the rose, the novelty effect of Ronda Rousey as a wrestler, it’s been more and more years since she fought, and she’s not the celebrity that she was when she was a fighter. I wouldn’t rule it out or anything, especially with all the people AEW does bring in, I wouldn’t rule it out, but it wouldn’t be a move that I would make now.”

It was also noted that, “I suppose if you get Mercedes Mone,” then that could open a door for that possibility, but “she didn’t knock them dead on her last WWE run.” There could be some possibilities out there, but it doesn’t look like a forgone conclusion that Rousey will end up in AEW.

Tony Khan has a lot of things to handle right now in his own company. Bringing in Ronda Rousey may get him some headlines, but the real question remains about whether it will pop any kind of viewership number. After all, AEW really needs viewers, however they can get them right now.

For more on this story, and many more about Ronda Rousey, please keep it tuned with us here at Ringside News. After all, she has a ton of money and can make her own calls based on what she wants to do at this point.

What’s your take on Ronda Rousey’s next move in pro wrestling? Should she go to AEW and give that a try? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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