In view of this Sunday's Royal Rumble, there are several rumors that see Ronda Rousey participate in the WWE-branded ppv. In fact, the former UFC champion met a federation executive in California last week and this would have suggested an agreement found with the company.
During the last episode of the Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross then talked about the Royal Rumble and rumors of Ronda Rousey's return.
Jim Ross talks about Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey was last seen on WWE programming in the main event of WrestleMania 35 with Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.
Either woman could be a prime candidate for Rousey's opponent at this year's WrestleMania if they choose to revisit that route. AEW commentator Jim Ross revealed a name he thinks could win the women's Royal Rumble: “I see Trish Stratus has really worked hard.
She looks really fit, so it might be plausible and realistic for her to get late participation and possibly win the match. Trish doesn't need to prove anything. But for the sake of the story, it would certainly be surprising and interesting to get them to win the match.
Charlotte and Becky are the two best stars in the federation and I don't think she will win either of them. Both don't need it." On comparing her to Brock Lesnar: "Ronda Rousey personifies Brock Lesnar as a woman. She is the baddest on the planet.
I love her and her husband, they are really good people. I know she will be fit, she wouldn't show up in public if she wasn't fit to fight. She is a proud athlete, she won't show herself as if she just had a baby. Federations sometimes don't announce everything.
They don't advertise their full card and everything that happens. I understand the element of surprise and how important it is in professional wrestling. It has always been this way and it will always remain this way, people like surprises but WWE could lose a large part of the audience without advertising Ronda.
In other words, I have no problem with Ronda being a surprise, but I wonder how much marketing value it is losing by doing all of this. This is just my thought, I may well be wrong, but she is one of the biggest stars, there is no greater in female wrestling than Ronda Rousey, so WWE could do well to advertise her presence.
You are a big star. She is undoubtedly the Brock Lesnar made a woman." 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.