Ronda Rousey’s is a long-time pro-wrestling fan, as evidenced by her ‘Rowdy’ nickname, which was inspired by WWF legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, who gave her permission to use it.
Rousey was seen in the front row of WWE SummerSlam in 2014 and later dropped hints that one day she might compete in the WWE.
Sure enough, at Wrestlemania 31 in 2015 she was again in the front row, but this time became involved in the action when ‘The Rock’ brought her into the ring to help him deal with ‘The Authority’ – Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.
In front of over 76,000 fans, Rousey would show off her judo skills by hip-tossing Triple H to the mat and then launching McMahon out of the ring.
’Rowdy’ became an instant hit with WWE fans, who were hungry for more, spurred on by her claims that she was “just getting started.”
However, UFC president Dana White contradicted that by stating that Rousey was “one and done” in the WWE.
Nevertheless, despite Rousey’s MMA career having since ground to a halt after two brutal losses, WWE exec Stephanie McMahon stated earlier this year that Rousy and pro-wrestling remains, “a match made in heaven.”