The rumors of Ronda Rousey potentially joining WWE are getting stronger every day. During the Mae Young Classic in the summer, Rousey was in the crowd to support her Four Horsewomen friend Shayna Baszler, who lost in the finals of the tournament to Kairi Sane. Rousey, a former UFC Bantamweight Champion that is one of the biggest draws in company history, may never fight for UFC again according to UFC President Dana White and she’s currently training for a wrestling career.
As the Mae Young Classic wrapped up, WWE released a video where Rousey was in a parking lot with her other Four Horsewomen friends Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir as they were confronted by WWE Superstars (and part of WWE’s Four Horsewomen) Charlotte Flair, Bayley and Becky Lynch with Rousey telling them to name the time and place for a fight.
How about Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey? Charlotte is fully behind the idea. Here’s what Charlotte had to say to the Baby Huey & Jimbo radio show on 107.7 The Bone about potentially facing Rousey in a WWE ring.
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“Absolutely! For sure, and I think it’s great she was around the Mae Young Classic whether she’s interested in coming to WWE or not. It just creates buzz for the women’s division, and any time there’s more eyes outside of our regular audience that’s put on the women’s division is great.”
Charlotte is absolutely right that Rousey’s presence helped because Rousey is a household name that will bring in a more mainstream audience that may not watch WWE as often. If WWE does it right and builds it up to be a big deal then Charlotte vs. Ronda would be an awesome match. We noted previously that Rousey teaming with her three friends against Charlotte and her three friends was a likely tag match that WWE might do, but having Charlotte vs. Ronda in singles makes a lot of sense too.
During the interview with Baby Huey & Jimbo, Charlotte covered a lot of other topics as she is doing promotional work for her new book “Second Nature” that she wrote with her father Ric Flair. For more info on the book go to SecondNature.com now.
In the book “Second Nature,” Charlotte wrote about how Sasha Banks may have been angry that Charlotte won the Divas Title (now Women’s Title) from Nikki Bella after they got called up to the main roster in the summer of 2015.
“She’s one of the greatest performers today. She will go down as one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time. I don’t want to say that necessarily that Sasha was mad, but Sasha is that competitive. That’s why she brings out the best in me and I bring out the best in her is because she wants to be the best and I want to be the best. At that time if I was to put myself in Sasha’s shoes: she had just come off Brooklyn against Bayley. One of the greatest matches. She probably in her mind thought “why isn’t the title going to me?” I can’t blame her for that. I just think it was hard for me knowing that I wish people could be more understanding that I needed the title to make me, and she didn’t.”
What about a women’s Royal Rumble match? Charlotte seems into the idea.
“If we have enough women absolutely. I think that would be great. I think that would be exciting. It’s just a matter of having enough women.”
Great point. There aren’t 30 women on the main roster right now, so they would have to incorporate NXT talent or bring in women that were in the Mae Young Classic. Maybe in 2018 it could happen, but there’s no indication it will at this point.
For more of Charlotte’s comments check out the Baby Huey & Jimbo radio show on 107.7 The Bone now.