Ronda Rousey might not be on Monday Night Raw every week, but she’s likely going to be right in the mix for the main event at WrestleMania.
After her debut at the Royal Rumble, Rousey beat up Triple H at the Elimination Chamber and eventually settled for a mixed tag team match with Kurt Angle against the King of Kings and his wife, Stephanie McMahon.
Rousey’s transition into WWE from the world of mixed martial arts has yet to be fully seen, but boxing legend and one-time WrestleMania enforcer (and actual WWE Hall of Famer) Mike Tyson thinks she’ll do just fine.
Speaking with WWE’s Cathy Kelly at the Kids Choice Awards, Tyson spoke on Rousey’s much-anticipated WrestleMania showdown.
“That’s going to be exciting,” Tyson said of Rousey’s match with The Authority. “I think she’s going to do well.”
We’ll all have to wait and see just how well Rousey is going to do, but Tyson also dropped some serious hints that he’d really, really like to return to WWE at some point. Who could forget Tyson landing a right hand on Shawn Michaels after a fast count helped “Stone Cold” Steve Austin win the belt at WrestleMania 14?
Rousey is unlike any of those previous recent star athletes-turned-wrestlers, though, as she’s been legitimately training at the Performance Center in anticipation of her WrestleMania bout. Of course, pro wrestling has a long history of athletes crossing over to be massive stars in the squared circle, as many a football player (including Ernie Ladd) used to spend their offseasons earning dough as a wrestler.
We’ll see how everything goes down in just a few short weeks.