Although Roddy Piper has left the world to chew bubblegum in heaven, things may still get ‘Rowdy’ in a WWE ring sometime in the future.
Current UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, did an ‘Ask Me Anything‘ session on Reddit, yesterday, answering several questions from her fans. One question involved her potentially returning to WWE in the future. Her response is sure to delight the fans who would like to see her back in the squared circle.
“Definitely. I loved being in Wrestlemania and will find a way to get back in the squared circle I just have no clue when. And any real wrestling fan would want to be surprised anyway.”
The Wrestlemania appearance that Rousey is referring to happened at this year’s Wrestlemania 31 event in California. Her unexpected cameo in a segment alongside The Rock, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon had the entire world buzzing. From MMA purists to WWE diehards, the segment received rave reviews.
As The Rock prepared to leave the ring, he called over Rousey from the audience, escorting her into the ring. Then, she laid down the law with words and proved herself by hip tossing Triple H and getting McMahon in an armbar-like maneuver. With The Authority leaving the ring, the Rock N’ Rousey connection stood tall.
Ever since that night, there have been rumors of Rousey’s eventual return. A good chunk of those rumors has come in the form of her having a match at next years Wrestlemania 32 event in Dallas, Texas. The rumored bouts have been either Rousey vs. McMahon in a singles match or Rousey teaming with The Rock to take on Triple H and McMahon.
However, that may not be possible at the moment. Rousey is currently the most popular UFC entity and one of the hottest commodities in sports. Therefore, UFC head honcho Dana White will likely not allow his most prized fighter to go perform for another company, even one that he deems engages in “fake” activity.
But this is not the first time that Rousey has voiced her desire to return to the WWE. She also never fails to prove her fandom, including dedicating her last victory against Bethe Correia to the man whose nickname she carries, “Rowdy” Roddy Pipper.
As she stated in the Reddit session, fight careers are short, and she will look to maximize her time and success inside the octagon. Yet, when her UFC career does come to an end, WWE fans should not be shocked if things get a bit rowdy inside the WWE’s 20×20 ring.
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