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Ronda Rouseys WrestleMania 34 opponent announced
Twitter LogoCopy Link IconUFC8 UFC Fighters Who Would Make Great WWE SuperstarsJeremy Botter@jeremybotterTwitter LogoMMA Senior WriterMarch 6, 2018 CommentsComment Bubble Icon8 UFC Fighters Who Would Make Great WWE Superstars0 of 8
So, maybe—somehow—you havent heard the news: Ronda Rousey is officially a member of the WWE roster.
WrestleMania 34 takes place on April 8, and for the second time in five years, it will originate from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The promotion for the huge event is in full swing, with the news that Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle will team up to battle Stephanie McMahon and Triple H coming this week on Monday Night Raw. Add in the WWE Universal Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns and a chance for John Cena to get involved in the WWE world title match, and there are a lot of former world champions coming to WrestleMania 34.
The former UFC bantamweight champion and trailblazer made her official debut at the Royal Rumble in January. She came back for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view February 25, and on Monday nights edition of Raw, she had her tag team match at WrestleMania 34 (teaming with former Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kurt Angle) against Stephanie McMahon and husband Triple H announced.
Rousey is likely to be a big success in WWE, as long as shes used correctly. But she isnt the only UFC fighter who has a great chance of making a successful transition to the squared circle.
Today, were taking a look at eight other active UFC competitors who we think would make great professional wrestlers. Whether its their charisma, looks or athletic ability (or a combination of the three), all eight of these handpicked stars would have a better-than-average chance of making the leap to the world of sports entertainment.
Raw general manager Kurt Angle opened the show by calling out Triple H for sucker punching him one week before. Commissioner Stephanie McMahon came out instead and told Angle to put it behind him, referencing his need to pay the bills of young children (along with alimony payments to his first wife). “Use your head, dont let your ego get in the way here,” McMahon said. Out came a smiling Ronda Rousey, in full babyface mode, slapping the hands of fans. The former UFC champion said shes starting to realize the motives of the people who brought her to WWE and, mentioning a history with “bully bosses,” said she planned to deal with things her own way. McMahon diverted Rouseys anger by reminding how WWE is helping her live out her childhood dreams with a debut match at WrestleMania.