Report: No WWE Deal in Place for UFC Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 1, 2015
Ronda Rousey apparently has her hands full with fighting and acting. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

Ronda Rousey’s cameo at WrestleMania last weekend had both the sports entertainment and MMA world buzzing, but don’t expect to see her back in the squared circle anytime soon.

Rousey had a front row seat for Sunday’s event at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., but the UFC women’s bantamweight queen would transition to a more hands-on role during the show when “Furious 7” co-star and popular pro wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made a surprise appearance. Rousey eventually joined The Rock in the ring as they dispatched WWE personalities Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.

While Rousey’s performance drew mostly positive reviews and prompted speculation that a more extensive foray into pro wrestling could be in the works, it appears that, for now, the Olympic judoka’s plate is full.

Brad Slater, Rousey’s agent, informed “UFC Tonight” that the fighter does not have a deal with WWE and that her appearance at WrestleMania was a “one-off.” Between defending her UFC belt and fulfilling her Hollywood obligations, Rousey does not have time to further explore her sports entertainment options, according to the report.

Rousey is scheduled to face Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 1. Meanwhile, “Furious 7” opens in theaters this weekend.


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