PWInsider reported that: "At least one WWE officer flew after the TV episode last week to California to meet Ronda Rousey." And he also added: “We can also confirm that, according to WWE sources, Rousey's makeup artist and stylist, when he last worked for WWE, Abraham Esparza, will be at PPV [Royal Rumble] and Raw this week.
We are told this has been sealed for weeks and weeks."
Backstage News on Ronda Rousey
It wouldn't be a road to WrestleMania without rumors of significant returns, and there are now reports that Ronda Rousey might be on her way back to WWE.
Regarding the former UFC's possible return to the next WWE show this Saturday, PWInsider wrote: “Speaking to a number of sources who are inherently aware of Rumble's plans, we are told 'it's all in the Rousey's hands' and if she wants to pull the trigger for the return, but the company is ready for it and wants it for Wrestlemania.
Rousey vs. Becky Lynch or Charlotte Flair would obviously add some interest to Wrestlemania 38 if they were to go in that direction." Yesterday we reported that WWE would be interested in a return of Ronda: "Fightful has learned that a return of Ronda Rousey has been discussed internally, to the point that it is considered a 'badly kept secret', and has been mentioned to talents beyond.
outside the company." B/R Wrestling posted a photo of Ronda Rousey on their Twitter profile that said: "WWE is 'pushing' for Ronda Rousey's return to the ring, according to Sean Ross Sapp." Obviously, this was not lost on the current Raw champion who promptly replied with a photo of her wearing her belt last night on the red show that read: “I was wondering if you were showing up again.
I still have it and she's fine." According to Dave Meltzer, the WWE seems to have in mind to bring Ronda Rousey back to send her against Becky Lynch at Wrestlemania 38 and finally have her challenge in the 1 vs 1 match that we never had.
SRS also confirmed that even though Rousey only gave birth back in September, WWE sources have told him that she's training for an in-ring return and that they believe her return to the company is more of a matter of "when and not if."
While it's far from confirmed that we'll see the return of The Baddest Woman on the Planet this Saturday night at the WWE Royal Rumble, it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility as the company would love to add Rousey's star power to their roster on the road to WrestleMania.