The WWE’s annual WrestleMania spectacular goes down tonight from the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana and the card features its fair share of interesting matches for those who love mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Making her full match debut: former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who will team up with fellow Olympic athlete Kurt Angle to take on Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.
Also on the card: former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who will face Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship. Barring some sort of pro wrestling mindgames, it’s all but guaranteed that Lesnar will be leaving the WWE following this match to return to mixed martial arts. UFC president Dana White wasn’t shy about that possibility over UFC 223 weekend.
“He’s still under contract with the UFC, but we have not signed him to a fight,” White said during a UFC 25th Anniversary press conference on Friday night. “He’s still under contract with us, too. He still has fights left on his deal.”
I wouldn’t get your hopes up on a Rousey return to the UFC, though. Through all the media she did for WrestleMania 34, the only time a scowl appeared on her face was when she was asked about her former fighting career. While she refuses to say she’s retired from fighting, trust us: she’s retired from fighting.
Also something to watch out for: the potential surprise appearance of Conor McGregor. Rumors have been swirling that McGregor may appear at WrestleMania for the past couple of years. Is this the year he makes it happen?