Former multi-time WWE champion Ronda Rousey, affectionately termed "The Baddest Woman on the Planet," seems set to exit the WWE ring, hinting at a striking return to her roots in mixed martial arts. Rousey made a thunderous comeback to WWE just last year, clinching the 28th spot in the Women’s Royal Rumble contest.
Her fierce determination was evident when she locked horns with Shayna Baszler in a gripping MMA Rules match at SummerSlam 2023. However, despite the fanfare, the match culminated in her unexpected defeat. Speculation is rife that this clash might signify her WWE swan song.
An insider recently shed light on Rousey's aspirations in a tête-à-tête with the Daily Mail. The confidante divulged, "Post her SummerSlam match, Ronda is keen on scaling back her WWE commitments. She is now set on potentially re-entering the UFC ring, hoping to make a grand appearance at next year's landmark UFC 300 event."
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Further, the source remarked on Rousey's current phase of introspection.
A UFC Hall of Famer, she's pondering her next career moves, with a conspicuous tilt towards on-screen endeavors. Before storming the WWE arena, Rousey's prowess was unchallenged in UFC, where she displayed an unparalleled winning streak of 12 consecutive matches.
This h*t streak was snapped only when she relinquished her Women's Bantamweight Championship to Holly Holm in 2015. When Dana White, the face of UFC, engaged with Sports Illustrated about the possibility of Rousey's re-entry into the octagon, he opined, "There’s no shot.
Ronda has checked off all the boxes she ever dreamt of - be it clinching the UFC title or reigning supreme in WWE. Presently, she's laying the foundations of her family life. With her considerable achievements and current sponsorships, she's financially set." However, with whispers of a prospective WWE and UFC merger in the winds, fans are abuzz with anticipation.
The potential amalgamation begs the question: Could we witness Rousey's grand return to the premier MMA stage? Only time will unfold this compelling narrative.