Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest names in the world of combat sports, known for her stints in UFC and WWE. Following a hiatus from her fighting career, amidst making sporadic appearances with Marina Shafir, Rousey announced interesting plans to pen down her own biopic.

The former WWE Women’s Champion took to her Instagram to reveal the story. She stated that five years ago, prompted by WWE Hall of Famer Paul Heyman, Ronda transitioned from a passive approach to her acting career to an active pursuit of screenwriting.

Following an intense 11-hour writing session on his phone’s note app, she delved into a voracious study of the craft, utilizing various resources including books, masterclasses, and online tutorials. Recognizing the need for further education, she secured an internship as a reader for WME, guided by Adam Novak, head of the WME story department.

Encouraged by her agent, Ronda Rousey embarked on writing her own biopic, completing the first draft during a hectic book tour. The draft was submitted to Netflix with the streaming giant expressing interest, and a handshake deal taking place, marking a significant milestone in her journey.


“Five years ago when @paulheyman asked me what kind of movie I’d want to star in, I finally stopped taking a passive approach to my acting career and wrote my first screenplay with my thumbs in my phone’s note app in an unexpected 11 hour writing binge (it was god awful lol). Since then I’ve become obsessed with the craft and have been devouring every book, masterclass and YouTube video I could get my hands on. Screenwriting became integral to my mental health, any time my thoughts strayed somewhere self destructive, I would consciously aim them at whatever screenplay I was working on to turn that negative energy into something creative. At a certain point I hit a wall with how far I could take my screenwriting education on my own and begged my agent of 12 years, @bslater9 to help me get an internship as a reader for WME. Brad hooked me up with Adam Novak the head of the WME story department who has since become my Yoda and curated a custom list of scripts to cover to further my education (yes I am still an intern and never plan to stop). 30+ coverages later, I was working on my 4th screenplay when @bslater9 suggested to me. “Hey, I think the reason you’ve become obsessed with screenwriting is you were meant to write your own biopic”. For eight days straight during my book tour from when I was done doing media until 2am I churned out the first draft of my life story up until my @UFC debut. I sent it to @bslater9 to get his notes and he loved it so much he and @roggreen took the cover page off and handed it off to @Netflix 😱 Now we’ve got a handshake deal that will hopefully be signed soon! This really is a dream come true, I’ve been so self conscious of my writing that I never mentioned it until my last book came out because it played such a huge role in my ability to heal and find joy. Hopefully this is the beginning a new chapter that doesn’t require beating the hell out of my body 😅. I can’t wait to knock this project out of the park and prove everyone right who believed in me, and not just that but to share my story with the world that literally took a lifetime of blood, sweat, tears and passion to write.🙏🏼❤️.”

Ronda Rousey has already pursued various new ventures after her run with WWE ended at SummerSlam 2023. With a newfound passion for screenwriting, it has not only contributed to Ronda Rousey’s personal healing but also will offer the opportunity to share her story with the world.

Are you excited to see a potential Ronda Rousey biopic on Netflix? Sound off in the comments!

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