WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross shared his thoughts on UFC women’s bantamweight champion and megastar Ronda Rousey saying she wants to become WWE Divas champion. In a new blog post over at jrsbarbq.com, Ross writes:
“Ronda Rousey and her camp, influenced by The Rock, are strategic in their thinking. Rousey has a huge payday awaiting her for a Wrestlemania story line down the road and they know it. No one ever makes too much money plus RR knows that she can’t be unbreakable forever inside the Octagon.
“It was timely of Charlotte to stand her ground and respond to Ronda recently but I would rather see RR versus a heel specifically Stephanie McMahon as I feel that’s the money. Plus, do you really want Ronda Rousey going for the WWE Divas Title? Is Rousey a Diva? Is the term Diva still relevant? In any event, Ronda Rousey in a hot, personal issue interests me more than her going for the title at this time. The question is can Rousey and WWE come together for something BIG for the Texas WrestleMania?
“Could the wind be kicking up a major deal for both Rousey and The Rock for April in Dallas?”
We do expect an appearance by Rousey at WrestleMania 32 and believe it will involve Stephanie McMahon. As far as becoming the Divas champion? That’s a long way off. She wouldn’t get that invested in pro wrestling while still competing in MMA, plus the UFC would never allow it. How far away is she from retiring? It’s hard to say, but the clock is ticking, and that day is coming. Enjoy her while you can, cause when she’s gone, there may never be another.
My guess on Rousey’s retirement from MMA, I would say within the next 1 – 3 years if she can keep it together.