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UFC signed off on Ronda Rousey's appearance at WrestleMania 31 months ago

Vince and Dana working hand in hand, folks.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ronda Rousey made an impromptu performance last night (Sun., March 29, 2015) at Wrestlemania 31 in Santa Clara, Calif., much to the delight of professional wrestling fans across the globe ... and to the chagrin of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

Relive the scripted drama right here.

But, her appearance alongside "The Rock" wasn't that spontaneous to ZUFFA brass, as the agent for the women's Bantamweight champion at William Morris Endeavor (WME), Brad Slater, confirmed to MMA Fighting that Dana White and Co. gave their blessing for the appearance months ahead of time (despite playing coy).

Otherwise, she wouldn't have done it.

"I've told you many times how I work with Dana (White). I always, always call him and make sure he is okay with anything we ever do in movies, television and otherwise."

Slater also serves as agent to Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a "The Rock," whom Rousey tag-teamed with at WrestleMania to take down part of "The Authority."

Rousey's latest endeavor seems to have gone over well with both WWE and UFC fans alike. And judging by this tweet, WWE divas have no issue with Rousey taking a sip of their Kool Aid and stepping into their domain.

In fact, they welcomed it.


For Rousey, the success of her appearance on WWE soil only gives her yet another avenue to explore once her days of fighting inside the Octagon are done.

Just not anytime soon.

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