According to a report from USA Today, MMA star Ronda Rousey looks set to at last sign a contract with WWE. Sources close to the ex-UFC Women's Bantamweight champ revealed she is currently undergoing the formalities of finalising the switch to the sports entertainment giants.
The move has been in the making for some time now, going all the way back to 2015's WrestleMania 31, when Rousey leaped the barricade to share the ring with The Rock opposite Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Though nothing materialised in the wake of her Santa Clara intrusion, talk of Rousey's imminent Stamford arrival has persisted ever since.
This past July, Rousey and her fellow Four Horsewomen buddies Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shifir turned up at WWE's Mae Young classic in support of the fourth of their quarter, Shayna Baszler. The company shot an angle in which the trio confronted three of WWE's own Four Horsewomen, instigating widespread speculation that the eight would square off come Survivor Series.
That never came to fruition either, but Rousey's re-appearance on WWE TV was clearly designed to sow the seeds for something greater down the line, reportedly a one-on-one confrontation with Charlotte Flair come WrestleMania 34. Last month, it was reported that 'Rowdy' had already began training with the company ahead of the supposed clash, but no deal had yet been struck.
It now seems the two parties have came to a formal agreement, making Rousey a WWE superstar pending an official announcement and effectively ending her time within the Octagon.
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