Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has officially signed with the WWE. ESPN released an article after the Royal Rumble, which Ronda Rousey appeared followed the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match.
Ronda Rousey has agreed to terms with WWE to perform for the company as a full-time professional wrestler.
“This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt,” Rousey told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne of her decision to join WWE. “When I first met with Triple H, I told him, ‘There are other things I can do with my time that’ll make way more money, but I won’t enjoy nearly as much.’”
“It’s funny — it’s kind of like acting, in that it was something I always wanted to do but I never thought was in the cards for me,” Rousey told ESPN of wanting to wrestle professionally. “And now that I realize I really do have this opportunity, I feel like my 6-year-old self would totally kick my ass if I didn’t take it.”