Ronda Rousey's hiatus from the WWE ring sparked a flurry of speculation about her future in professional wrestling, but the former UFC champion's recent indie circuit appearance has put retirement rumors to rest. Rousey, who left WWE following an intense SummerSlam bout with Shayna Baszler, made a surprise comeback at the high-energy Lucha VaVOOM event, held at the iconic Mayan Theatre, signaling she's far from finished with the wrestling world.
Rousey's NJPW Prospect
Rousey's prowess and charisma in the squared circle remain undiminished, as evidenced by her performance last month, and her future in the sport looks bright with an open invitation from New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).
In a conversation with Fightful, Rocky Romero, a prominent figure in NJPW, expressed enthusiasm at the prospect of Rousey joining the ranks of NJPW's elite. Romero, who's yet to make Rousey's acquaintance, conveyed excitement over her potential participation in either New Japan Strong or its sister promotion, Stardom.
Romero's comments welcomed Rousey and highlighted the seamless fit of her judo-based combat style with the Japanese wrestling scene. "I think she would fit perfectly, perhaps even more so than in any other Japanese company.
Her judo background resonates well with Japanese fans who appreciate the technicality and discipline of the sport," Romero stated. He fantasized about the impact Rousey could have on a New Japan show, calling the idea "incredible" and "super cool." The anticipation for Rousey's next move is high as she gears up for another indie wrestling event this month.
Wrestling enthusiasts are keenly awaiting to see how long "The Baddest Woman on The Planet" will dominate the independent circuit before potentially shaking up the scene at another major wrestling federation. Her transition to NJPW could mark a new era for the promotion and open up thrilling match possibilities that could captivate wrestling audiences worldwide.
As the wrestling community buzzes with the news, Rousey's addition to the NJPW roster would surely be a significant draw for the promotion, offering a fresh chapter in her illustrious combat sports career. The industry watches with bated breath as Rousey remains poised to redefine her legacy within the ropes, bringing her unique intensity and skill to new battlegrounds in the wrestling domain.