Ronda Rousey gets involved in local California pro-wrestling show
Is WWE next?
Ronda Rousey was in the front row of a local pro-wrestling show Friday night and got involved in one of the matches. It wasn’t a run-in or anything like that, but Rousey was prompted by one of the wrestlers to chop his opponent’s chest — and, emulating Ric Flair, she did, according to TMZ. Woo!
The organization was longtime Southern California promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, which is actually run by wrestlers themselves. The event took place in Reseda, about 20 miles from where Rousey trains at Glendale Fighting Club. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion took in the action with her friends and fellow UFC fighters Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke.
Rousey, Baszler, Duke and Marina Shafir have taken to calling themselves "The Four Horsewomen" after the famous wrestling stable. So, it was only fitting that Rousey got to play the Flair part, chopping wrestling Tommaso Ciampa’s foe. The place erupted when it happened.
TMZ also reported that the three ladies had no problem taking pictures with wrestling fans all night.
Rousey, 27, was backstage at a WWE event in August and helped chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but has said she’s too busy with the UFC and making movies to spend any significant time training or being a professional wrestler at this juncture. Rousey, who is a perfect 10-0 as an MMA fighter, has left the door open for a potential one-off at WWE’s annual Wrestlemania, as long as Baszler, Duke and Shafir were involved.
Rousey and friends are huge WWE fans and Rousey is obviously a financial draw, so it wouldn’t be so crazy to see her in a WWE ring at some point down the line. As long as the UFC approves of it.
Had an awesome time at the @officialpwg / @prowrestlingguerrilla show last night with @rondarousey @qosbaszler and @jessamynduke… Thanks to @1220raven for hooking us up! Best pro wrestling show/crowd I've ever been to.