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Report: Ronda Rousey begins WWE training for potential pro wrestling career

Ronda Rousey Hosts Reebok Women's Luncheon Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Reebok

Remember that “major news” we were expecting?

Perhaps former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is going to make good on her lifelong dream of becoming a professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

That’s according recent reports in the wake of Rousey’s appearance at last month’s Mae Young Classic, an elimination-style tournament designed to showcase up-and-coming talent like “Four Horsewomen” stablemate and former UFC bantamweight Shayna Baszler.


According to sources, WWE had referred Rousey and company to current superstar Brian Kendrick for training purposes in Southern California. There was also buzz backstage at the tournament -- mainly among WWE employees and contractors -- that Rousey's training would start soon. She's taken some basic bumps among other things thus far.

She’s not, however, an everyday player.

“Rowdy” — who got her nickname from the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — is never coming back to UFC, according to this guy, which means the Olympian will have time to get married and have babies, depending on her pro wrestling timetable.

That would be a shame, considering Rousey is still in her fighting prime, though it seems “easy” knockout losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes were enough to send her packing for the foreseeable future.

Alongside this former champion and longtime rival.

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