It seems like the WWE is already making the best effort to make the upcoming Royal Rumble one of the most memorable one yet. With Goldberg extending his contract to the Undertaker reportedly returning and even Shaq possibly making an appearance, it seems that the annual WWE event is shaping to be one for the books. Oh, and there’s also the possibility of Ronda Rousey appearing at Royal Rumble.
That is, if everything goes well for the wrestling company and the UFC star. Or unwell (depending on how you see it).
Rumors about a Ronda Rousey appearance with the WWE began to circulate last week when the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion was reportedly squaring off with Charlotte at WrestleMania 33. But this was also largely dependent on the outcome of her UFC match against current champ Amanda Nunes in December.
Ronda Rousey appearing at Royal Rumble precursor to WrestleMania match vs Charlotte?
Analysts and fans are saying that a loss at UFC 207 may actually end up boosting the chances of Rousey working with the WWE, since it may eventually result in Rowdy’s resignation from the fight promotion company. Should Rousey win against Nunes though, the UFC will surely want to keep her healthy by 2017 to cash in on another fight mid-year.
But despite the uncertainty of her role in the WWE, this has not stopped fans to be hopeful of Ronda Rousey appearing at Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.
Dana White’s blessing
Dana White’s acknowledgement of Rousey’s career nearing its end has also fueled much fan speculation about her return to the WWE. This has prompted outlets like Forbes to also suspect that the UFC star may have a role at Royal Rumble.
“In either scenario (losing or winning UFC 207) it creates an opportunity for Rousey, a big WWE fan, to make an appearance at the Royal Rumble,” wrote Forbes’ Anthony DiMoro. “WWE would set social media on fire with a Rousey entry or involvement, but if they are able to make this slim possibility a reality, they need to be wise with how they utilize Rousey and whom they choose to have her tangle with.”
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