Why Ronda Rousey should quit UFC and join WWE
April 1, 2015 - WWE
Ronda Rousey is a many widespread womanlike contestant on a planet, and after fortifying her UFC bantamweight pretension with a overwhelming 14-second victory over Cat Zingano and improving her record inside a octagon to 11-0, Rousey has zero left to prove. Rousey has finished it transparent that there’s no challenger in UFC that stands a possibility opposite her.
On Sunday during Levi’s Stadium, Rousey sat ringside for WrestleMania 31, and mid by a uncover finished a warn coming in a ring with The Rock, formulating one of a best WrestleMania moments in years. Rousey and The Rock clashed with WWE executives Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, and a UFC star dispatched dual of a most absolute people in a business with an free toss and a harmful armbar.
According to MMA Mania, UFC trainer Dana White authorized Rousey’s coming during WrestleMania good in allege of a show, and Rousey is still approaching to quarrel Bethe Correia during UFC 190 in August. Still, Rousey’s stellar mark during WrestleMania and her successive spirit that she isn’t finished in a pro wrestling business have given WWE fans a glance of what a UFC star could pierce to pro wrestling, and she seems like a ideal fit.
Rousey fasten WWE would not usually pierce a inhabitant spotlight and a new assembly to a Diva’s division — it would give Rousey a height to uncover what she can unequivocally do each week on inhabitant television. In UFC, Rousey’s talent is roughly tough to conclude — her fights are behind a paywall and are typically over in a matter of seconds.
The possibilities for Rousey in a WWE are roughly endless. There’s an ongoing discuss either or not Rousey could kick a masculine UFC fighter, though in WWE where that separator has already been damaged (Chyna won a WWE Intercontinental championship twice), Rousey could feasible strive for a WWE World Heavyweight title. Rousey’s introduction to WWE (she finished Triple H, a 13-time universe champion, demeanour like a scrub) ideally sets her adult to mangle new belligerent in a WWE and grasp things that no lady has ever finished before.
Rousey would also advantage financially from a move. Disclosed salaries in a UFC are shockingly low, and there’s still a vast opening between Rousey’s power as a luminary and her tangible UFC paychecks. For her win over Zingano during UFC 184, Rousey took home $130,000 (she was guaranteed only $65,000 in salary, and warranted a $65,000 bonus). Rousey also pocketed an undisclosed cut of a pay-per-view revenue, that according to Bloody Elbow would pierce her gain adult to $1 million dollars for a night.
If Rousey fights twice in 2015 and doubles that amount, she’d still be earning less than a fifth of what Serena Williams warranted in esteem income in 2014, and 5 million reduction than Danica Patrick, according to Forbes.
WWE doesn’t divulge income figures, though Rousey would simply authority a seven-figure annual income in WWE, acquire bonuses from sell sales and endorsements, and still be means to do side projects like her purpose in Furious 7. There’s one outrageous long-term reward to withdrawal a octagon, too. Although a punishment pro wrestlers take inside a ring is really genuine (Ken Shamrock pronounced progressing this month that his WWE career was some-more physically exhausting than his UFC career), a competition is designed to keep a performers comparatively safe. Your competition isn’t actively perplexing to hit we comatose once a bell rings, and Rousey could work in a WWE for a decade or longer if she wanted to.
There’s no rush for Rousey — a doorway to a WWE will expected still be open years from now if she continues to quarrel in UFC — though with zero left to accomplish inside a octagon, because stay?