Ronda Rousey to WWE almost done
The former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion has been locked in discussions with WWE executives for some time. Ronda’s UFC career is all but over, with the former champion not even discussing the possibility of stepping back inside the cage. Rousey’s last fight was against the current champion, Amanda Nunes, and Amanda disposed her off with ease.
Since then, the Rowdy one has been seen in attendance during various wrestling shows. Ronda has been seen supporting and cheering on her good friend, and a member of the Four Horsewomen, Shayna Baszler. Now that Baszler has signed with the WWE, all signs point to Ronda finally making the long – awaited jump to professional wrestling.
It has been rumoured that Rousey is currently training with Brian Kendrick to make her WWE debut. Last week, a TMZ reporter caught Ronda Rousey, her agent and Triple H discussing her deal over dinner. While Ronda remained coy about signing with the company, there has been a major development since.
PWStream recently reported that the deal was almost done, and Rousey will be competing in WWE, possibly at WrestleMania. With Royal Rumble just days away, WWE planted the seeds for a Nia Jax – Asuka rivalry going into the Rumble. However, given Asuka’s dominance in the company, and a win over Nia would see her virtually plough through the division, Ronda would be the perfect opponent for the Empress of Tomorrow going into WrestleMania 34.
The Ronda Rousey deal is done. No news on who’s she’s facing at Mania; the 4-on-4 horse women match is still a possibility. Don’t expect to see her in the Rumble, though – unless WWE are craving major main stream attention. #RoyalRumble
— PWStream (@PWStream) January 15, 2018
Finn Balor and Sasha Banks defeat Shinsuke Nakamura and Natalya
WWE and Facebook have come together to stream Mixed Match Challenge on Facebook Watch. Six male Superstars and six female Superstars have been handpicked by each General Manager, and this week, it was Finn Balor and Sasha Banks from RAW taking on Natalya and Shinsuke Nakamura from SmackDown Live.
With a twenty minute time limit, Banks and Balor worked cohesively against the Japanese Superstar and the former SmackDown Women’s Champion. In the end, the duo from the red brand managed to defeat their contemporaries from SmackDown Live.
The Miz and Asuka will face the team of Big E and Carmella next week, with the winner of the bout taking on Sasha and Balor.