WWE has Ronda Rousey, and a quandary | New York Post
September 7, 2017 - WWE
Consider a breadcrumbs forsaken when it comes to Ronda Rousey streamer toward her initial WWE match.
The expectation is being built scrupulously and particularly divided from WWE’s radio shows, yet a boon could be trickier than perplexing to shun a Rousey arm bar.
Rousey has nonetheless to seem on “Monday Night Raw” or “SmackDown Live,” yet has been seen only on WWE amicable media, a website and some-more importantly a WWE Network.
The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion and some-more of a Four Horsewomen of MMA (Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke) have seemed on episodes of a Mae Young Classic women’s contest ancillary competitor, crony and fourth horsewoman Shayna Baszler.
The second time — in episodes expelled Monday — enclosed 3 of WWE’s 4 horsewomen, Charlotte Flair, Bayley and Becky Lynch (Sasha Banks was not there), sitting opposite from Rousey’s house in a stands and derisive them (video and photos of that flush during a tapings in July).
The uncover was truly a commencement of a build toward Rousey expected jumping into pro wrestling in some capacity. Triple H, WWE’s executive clamp president, talent, live events creative, also told ESPN before a part aired that if Rousey “wants a opportunity, I’ll be peaceful to give it to her.”
Rousey reportedly has already begun training a basis of pro wrestling and cut a promo, flanked by Duke and Shafir, for WWE.com, in that she tells Charlotte, Bayley and Lynch during a stare-down: “You name a time, we name a place. … We’re watchful to hear from you.”
In a apart WWE video, Baszler, when asked about a confrontation, said, “I’ll put my organisation adult opposite any other organisation any day of a week.”
That day is rumored to be Nov. 19 in Houston during a Survivor Series pay-per-view in a normal Survivor Series rejecting compare between Rousey and her 4 horsewomen vs. WWE’s group.
This all creates clarity in so many ways.
The build has fans tuning into or shopping a WWE Network to watch a contest final on Sept. 12 — when Baszler will face Kairi Sane — to see what happens subsequent in a feud. Rousey — a matter for women’s MMA in a UFC — is compelling women’s wrestling and not Raw or SmackDown for now.
The Survivor Series compare format, that pits teams of 4 opposite any other until all of a team’s members are eliminated, keeps a expectations down on what will be asked of Rousey and her group. But they shouldn’t be too low.
Baszler is now a rising star in a wrestling business, and Shafir is engaged to NXT’s Roderick Strong, so there is copiousness to enhance upon. Rousey’s inlet will pull her to safeguard she can put adult a good showing; if not, this could always get put on hold.
The doubt is, how do we hoop Rousey in a match?
Does a organisation of “novice” pro wrestlers — yet MMA badasses — go over on arguably a 4 tip women in your promotion? Does Baszler, who expected will be a full-time WWE performer, get mislaid in a shuffle? Do we foster Rousey as a godlike force she once was or a some-more frail star looking for emancipation we have seen after she twice got knocked out in a UFC? You can’t only design people to forget her story and how she hid from a open eye after any loss.
WWE contingency find a approach to safeguard that if a compare happens, it isn’t only a impulse in that a unbeatable Rousey wins with an arm bar again, and all 8 shake hands and cuddle when it is over. It is instead an event to launch after rivalries for Baszler and Rousey (Lynch and Flair respectively make a many sense).
The argument has been laid out safely for Rousey, smartly from a business standpoint and excitingly for a fans. The substructure for a must-see compare is there, yet it needs to be about some-more than that.