The rumors of Ronda Rousey potentially wrestling a match in WWE have been swirling this year thanks mainly to the fact that Rousey was at WWE’s Mae Young Classic earlier this year. Rousey was there to support her Four Horsewomen friend Shayna Baszler, who ended up finishing second in the tournament and got signed to a WWE deal after the tournament was over. During the tournament, Rousey was in the crowd with her other Four Horsewomen friends Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, who is engaged to WWE NXT wrestler Roderick Strong.
Since then, UFC President Dana White has said that he thinks Rousey is retired from UFC competition while Rousey has started training for wrestling out in California at a school that is run by WWE star Brian Kendrick. Apparently, Duke has joined her in training and Shafir is also training in Florida.
In early September, WWE released a video that had Rousey, Duke and Shafir in a parking lot when WWE’s Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Bayley walked up to her. Rousey said “any time, any place” to them. The staring and trash talk continued at the Mae Young Classic although nothing has been announced in terms of having a match.
There is a new report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter noting that WWE has plans for WWE’s Four Horsewomen vs. Rousey’s Four Horsemen for a match at WrestleMania 34 next April in New Orleans. The feeling within WWE is that by giving Rousey, Duke and Shafir more time to get used to pro wrestling, it will make the match better because they will be more prepared for it.
There was some speculation a few months ago that WWE may do a 4-on-4 women’s tag match at Survivor Series, but that’s not going to happen now, since the theme of Survivor Series will be about Raw vs. Smackdown.
As is always the case with something like this that’s so far away, plans can always change. I think WrestleMania is the perfect place for a match like that because it will allow WWE’s Four Horsemen to team up together for the first time, which is something they want to do. All four of them are faces right now too, so it fits. That doesn’t mean that Rousey’s Four Horsewomen will be heels, but the fact that the WWE girls are all on the same side certainly helps the story.