Yup, we know that everyone says this is their last time doing something, but UFC fireball Ronda Rousey‘s agent Brad Slater is putting a quick nix on the rumor that his star client will be doing more things with the WWE after her surprising appearance at WrestleMania 31…but you know how money can change things. She’s being extremely smart and marketing savvy as we know she’s getting close to retirement and making sure that her face and name are out there and for sale post career. With another movie coming her way plus plenty of endorsement deals, Rousey is going to have a very sweet retirement nest egg after the UFC is long gone for her.
UFC champion Ronda Rousey sent the sports entertainment world into a tizzy with her well-publicized in-ring appearance over the weekend at WrestleMania 31.
Unfortunately for fans (of the WWE at least), they won’t be seeing Rousey in a squared circle again anytime soon.
Rousey’s agent, Brad Slater, told UFC Tonight on Wednesday that no further plans were being discussed for her to take part in any WWE programming, now, or in the future. Slater made clear that Rousey is focused and currently preparing for her looming showdown with Bethe Correia at UFC 190 later this summer in Brazil.
The news puts to rest days of speculation after Rousey teamed with legendary performer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Sunday’s year-end spectacular. “Rowdy” was pulled from the crowd to confront antagonists Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. What ensued was a fun bit of back and forth between everyone, ending with “Rowdy” showcasing some of her signature judo skills on the bad guys.
After the surprise appearance, on what some may call ‘competitor’ television, speculation ran wild as to Rousey’s future intentions with the WWE. Furthering fodder were dual social media posts from The Rock and Rousey teasing at a potential pairing down the line at some point. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that a possible in-ring tag-team of the entertainment behemoths was even being discussed for next year’s WrestleMania 32 in Dallas, Texas.
But if the WWE is looking to get 100,000 fans in Dallas next spring, as publicly stated, they likely will not be doing it with the UFC superstar’s help.