Ronda Rousey is arguably the biggest name to make her way from the world of combat sports to professional wrestling. Transitioning from the MMA world, Rousey quickly adapted to WWE’s style of pro wrestling. She also explained how she made her way to WWE.
The former RAW Women’s Champion was the last of MMA’s Four Horsewomen to join WWE. However, it was her friendship with the other three women, Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir, that ultimately led to her signing with WWE.
While speaking during the most recent Wives of Wrestling podcast, Ronda Rousey explained how her bachelorette party led to her joining WWE.
“Shayna (Baszler) got me to WWE in general and then she started training at the PC. Marina (Shafir) moved there with [Roderick Strong]. I guess I kind of approached them. I had a bachelorette party and I wanted to hang out with the girls, but everyone was in Florida doing wrestling, so I was like, ‘why don’t I come and do wrestling with you guys and we can hang out.’ I didn’t have Triple H’s number or anything, but (I talked with my agent) and was like, ‘What do you think WWE would think if I asked my bachelorette party to spend like a week training over there. It was me, Jessamyn (Duke), and Shayna doing an RV road trip from LA to Florida.’ That was my present to myself. I basically wanted to give myself a tryout. We had so much fun and it was a really good time.”
Ronda Rousey is also expected to defeat Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania Backlash next month. We’ll have to see whether that ends up happening or not.
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