Ronda Rousey could play a small part in the rivalry between Shayna Baszler and RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 36. Rousey hasn’t been seen on WWE TV ever since WrestleMania 35 last April where she lost the RAW Women’s Championship to Lynch in a Triple Threat Match, which also included Charlotte Flair.
I knocked Shayna’s bestie Ronda Rousey into hiding at WrestleMania
The UFC Hall of Famer suffered her first ever loss in professional wrestling in the inaugural all-women’s main event in Mania history and then took an indefinite sabbatical to start a family with her husband Travis Browne.
Rumours suggested that The Baddest Woman on the Planet would come back at some point in the season but a return never took place as she also claimed on Total Divas that she is done with the sport.
Now Rousey’s friend from UFC Baszler is set to take on her rival Lynch at WrestleMania on April 5 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
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The Queen of Spades became the No1 Contender after putting together the most dominant performance in Elimination Chamber history at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The ex-NXT Women’s Champion took out Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Ruby Riott, Natalya and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Asuka with the Kirifuda Clutch to punch her ticket to Mania.
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Although Rousey is unlikely to appear on WWE TV during that angle that doesn’t mean the two wrestlers won’t be mentioning her as their programme progresses as Baszler is the MMA hero’s close friend and Lynch is one of her biggest rivals.
Back in November the former cagefighter and The Man had an intense confrontation ahead of Survivor Series, where they faced off in a Triple Threat Match that also included SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley.
It was then when Lynch gloated that she beat Baszler’s friend so bad that she forced her “into hiding” after WrestleMania.
The Irish Lass Kicker said: “I knocked Shayna’s bestie Ronda Rousey into hiding at WrestleMania.”
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Baszler admitted that she is very close with Rousey but insisted that she is nothing like The Rowdy One.
She replied: “You know I’m friends with Ronda Rousey, we trained together.
“You beat Ronda at WrestleMania [and] I want to make something very clear Becky Lynch, I’m not Ronda Rousey.”
Rouser’s name could be mentioned again in the buildup to WrestleMania but a surprise return is highly unlikely.
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