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WWE's Paul Heyman believes Ronda Rousey is still a 'natural fit' despite UFC downfall


When Ronda Rousey stepped foot inside a WWE ring at Wrestlemania 31, she was on top of the world, fresh off her fifth consecutive UFC women’s title defense with a 14-second submission of Cat Zingano.

Rousey was all the rage in March 2015 before she teamed up with The Rock that night to confront Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in front 76,000 at Levi’s Stadium. WWE fans went crazy when Rousey entered the ring, and they ate it up when she hip-tossed Triple H and put McMahon in an armbar.

It instantly became an all-time Wrestlemania moment, which sent Rousey’s star soaring and led many to wonder if a WWE career was in her future after fighting.

Fast forward two years, and Rousey (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has experienced an epic UFC downfall after being destroyed by Holly Holm to lose her title and champ Amanda Nunes in her comeback fight. We still have no idea what the future holds for Rousey because she’s been silent and only cryptic on Instagram. Given the stunning turn of events in her real-fighting career, the talk of a scripted-fighting career has cooled off.

But there’s at least one prominent WWE personality Paul Heyman who still believes a marriage between Rousey and WWE makes sense (via “The Fight Society” podcast).

“I think the WWE audience would embrace Ronda Rousey with open arms,” Heyman said. “Just her name recognition alone is huge. It doesn’t matter, her past two experiences in the UFC. All that matters is if she got involved in a story that people could relate to and sink their teeth into and get excited about.”

Heyman, whose 30-year career in pro wrestling spans the gamut of roles, currently serves as the “advocate” for Brock Lesnar, the WWE star turned former UFC heavyweight champion. If Rousey is at all considering a career inside the squared circle, Heyman said she should give him a call.

“I think Ronda Rousey doing anything in WWE is a natural fit,” he added. “I’d love to see it and would be happy to discuss with her all the benefits that she could enure by being a Paul Heyman girl.”

What do you think?

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