Booker T Discusses Rousey's WWE Impact, Proposes MMA Rules Match

SummerSlam unfolds history with Rousey and Baszler's unique bout.

by Noman Rasool
Booker T Discusses Rousey's WWE Impact, Proposes MMA Rules Match

In a recent discussion, WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T, shared his insights on the groundbreaking MMA Rules match at SummerSlam and the indelible mark Ronda Rousey has left on the world of professional wrestling. Diving deep into the intricacies of the MMA Rules match, where Ronda Rousey faced off against Shayna Baszler, Booker T expressed that this wasn’t just another contest.

“It was an intricate blend of ambition and legacy,” he started. “It's undoubtedly challenging to perform such a match, blending the worlds of MMA and professional wrestling. But this wasn't merely a match; it felt like a bucket list moment”.

He further explained, “From what I’ve gathered, if it weren’t for Shayna Baszler, Ronda Rousey might never have set foot in a professional wrestling ring. Their bout wasn’t just a clash of titans, but an homage to their shared history.

Their duel had layers of personal significance, representing both their mutual respect and their intertwined journey in the wrestling realm”.

Booker T's Touching Rousey Encounter

Switching gears to Rousey’s influence and potential future, the former five-time WCW Champion fondly recounted a recent encounter.

“I crossed paths with her at the airport after the event,” he recalled. “There she was, with Travis, who was amusingly on daddy duty, and I just had to give her a big, heartfelt hug. The air was thick with bittersweet emotion; she’s made such an indomitable mark”.

Ronda Rousey’s time with WWE, albeit shorter than some might have wanted, was impactful. Booker T asserted, “She’s been phenomenal. Ronda didn’t just wrestle; she reshaped the landscape. She ushered in a wave of new fans to the WWE, a testament to her unparalleled star power”.

With rumors swirling about Rousey’s potential exit from WWE, Booker T signed off with a heartfelt message. “She's undoubtedly a certified star. If she’s taking a bow, all I can say is, the wrestling world owes her a debt of gratitude. Whatever path she chooses next, she's got our respect and best wishes”.

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