Although Ronda Rousey has a full plate as UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion and budding movie star, she can’t escape the questions about becoming a crossover star– in the WWE.
“Professionally, who knows? Me and all the girls are huge fans. If they were all down to do something, I’d be happy to jump in with them. But I have the most hectic schedule with the fights and the movies right now and adding an entire career on top of that is a tall order.” Rousey said to reporters.
Rousey also spoke about meeting CM Punk, who frequents UFC events, following her UFC 170 win. Rousey says she was starstruck upon meeting the former WWE champion.
“I think the first thing I said to him was ‘I love you,’ which was not smooth at all,” Rousey said to reporters Friday.
Rousey’s pro wrestling connections don’t stop there however, her corner man and coach Rener Gracie is engaged to former WWE Diva’s champion Eve Torres.
Rousey and her fellow teammates Marina Shafir, Jessamyn Duke, and Shayna Baszler have endeared themselves to pro wrestling fans by calling themselves the “Four Horsewomen”, a reference to the popular “Four Horsemen” faction, led by Ric Flair. Baszler was also certified as a catch wrestler under a former AWA legend, the late Billy Robinson.
In addition to their team nickname, members of the group have frequented WWE events, even being spotted and referenced by top WWE star Daniel Bryan.
Rousey said the two plan on releasing more videos, with a storyline to boot. Rousey currently has several movie projects lined up, and the UFC, WWE, and films alike have long been tied together as a means of promotion. In 2010, then-UFC star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson appeared on WWE television to promote The A-Team film.
Time will tell if Rousey throws on the spandex….well, for a reason beyond defending her UFC title this weekend against challenger Alexis Davis.