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Can Brock Lesnar’s UFC Stint Open WWE Doors For Ronda Rousey?

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History has once again been made within the WWE (and UFC for that matter), as news broke recently that Brock Lesnar would be competing at UFC 200. The WWE has confirmed that Lesnar is still under contract with them, however they are granting him permission to do this one-time UFC stint.

Brilliant move on the WWE and UFC for that matter. Lesnar is a huge draw, no matter where he competes; and win, lose, or draw, this UFC bout is sure to make the company a pretty penny, and help further expose other audiences to the WWE, and promote their brand. While there is always a chance Lesnar could get injured (heck, there’s always he a chance he could get injured within the squared circle when he competes), having it angled as a one-time thing; the pros certainly outweigh the cons.

As soon as I got over the initial shock when the news broke, my mind couldn’t help but immediately wander to Ronda Rousey.

Are the WWE playing nice with the UFC, in hopes that they will in turn allow Rousey to participate in a WWE match? While there was tremendous speculation running wild within pro wrestling circles post-WrestleMania 31, after her appearance with The Rock, they seemingly died down as time went on, and it became apparent that UFC President Dana White would not budge on Rousey’s contractual obligations to his organization.

But could this one-time stint with Lesnar change White’s tune? In fact, I will speculate one step further: did the WWE potentially say “yes” to a Lesnar UFC bout, with a stipulation that they may be able to use Rousey in a similar fashion, down the road? An “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours” deal; except with talent, and promotion of brands.

Only time will tell. While WWE’s women’s wrestling is at an all-time high, a high-profile appearance or scheduled match with Ronda Rousey is more about further attracting mainstream audiences, rather than elevating the WWE’s women’s division. Sure, Rousey’s steam may have fizzled a tad since her first loss to Holly Holm in late 2015; she’s still a huge commodity within the industry, a hot UFC star –  and certainly one loss cannot take away the incredible strides she’s made as a female, in a male-dominated sport. A win/loss record of 12-1 is nothing to snuff at.

I have a feeling the WWE still has its eyes on the prize, so to speak, and this won’t be the first WWE/UFC crossover that involves stars that are under contract.

At the end of the day, I guess we will have to wait and see …

WNZ fans, what are your thoughts? What do you think about Brock Lesnar’s one-time UFC bout? This this will open a door for Ronda Rousey? Leave your comments below!

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  • HOAK KOGAAN #HOAKAMANIA

    Fizzled a tad? She has not been seen in how long? As soon as she lost one,she got lost in her feelings. Connor would be a better fit,in my opinion. Especially after Nate whooped his little arse,and will probably do so again at 202.

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

    Ronda just had surgery on her knee and is out until December according to Dana White, so no I don’t see her going to WWE soon. I think she needs to have a couple of more fights (including the rematch with Holly Holm) before or if she considers going to WWE. Besides, I think this WWE/UFC collaboration is a one time deal.

    • siddus

      Wait til Mania

  • biz

    Definitely thought this myself. I could see a wrestlemania match with her involved for sure.

  • Deano Wilkins

    Connor v Flloyd as a special attraction at Summerslam would be a nice trade off. Unsanctioned five rounder is about all they could really hope to get out of their ‘feud’.

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