WWE already has one female performer by the name of Paige. The British star has had a troubled year though with a couple of wellness suspensions and a controversial relationship with Alberto Del Rio. Could a new Paige be on her way to the company with UFC star Paige VanZant declaring her love of professional wrestling? The same kind of vibes have come from Ronda Rousey, so could two top UFC female stars really make the jump into sports entertainment?
VanZant Just Loves WWE
She’s certainly not going down the Conor McGregor route of criticising WWE wrestlers. There was talk of her appearing at SummerSlam this year but finally getting in a WWE ring does look a possibility. It doesn’t hurt your chances when describing WWE as “an amazing organization.” A self-confessed huge wrestling fan, Paige has the looks to be a massive hit in the company at some point in the future.
VanZant lost her most recent fight but declares that when it comes to her future, she “can’t wait to see what I accomplish next.” She’s dedicated to her UFC career at present but here’s a woman who has everything going for her. That ‘Dancing with the Stars’ appearance has made her a national name. Throw in the good looks and she looks a WWE star in the making but not just yet.
Seeds Sown for Rousey
Ronda Rousey faces a vital match this month when she tries to regain her UFC World Bantamweight title. At the time of writing mma betting has Rousey 8/13 at Paddy Power to beat Amanda Nunes on New Year’s Eve, Winning back her title after that savage loss to Holly Holm is her number one target at present but she’s another UFC performer who looks destined to eventually end up in a WWE ring.
Of course it wouldn’t be the first time for her. Rousey made an appearance at WrestleMania 30 and a feud with Stephanie McMahon has already been set up, all Ronda has to say is when it will happen. WWE’s Triple H has made no secret of his interest in getting Rousey into WWE. At the age of 29, Rousey’s days in UFC are numbered, Get that title back, probably make a couple of big-money defences and then retire from UFC with her head held high are her plans at present.
Of course, everything could be changed if Ronda fails to beat Nunes on December 31. A loss there and WWE will be all over her to join them in time for the big WrestleMania event in April. A second straight loss for Rousey wouldn’t do her UFC career any good, but it’d actually help a possible WWE future. Not being the destructive force that wins matches in a matter of minutes would be to her advantage. It proves she can be beaten and that means matches in WWE might be a little bit more believable.
WWE are at a stage where they need new stars to boost all-important PPV buy rates. Getting hold of some top UFC stars is one way of doing that and it does look just a question of time before VanZant and Rousey make the jump.