WWE officials reportedly feel as though Ronda Rousey is “part of the WWE family now” after her wildly successful appearance at this year’s WrestleMania 31 event, and it looks like we have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to thank for that.
According to multiple industry sources, WWE fully expects Rousey back at some point to do business with the company on some level, so much so that they are currently planning on promoting some of her non-UFC projects, such as acting and other outside ventures, much like they do with The Rock, despite the fact that he only appears on WWE programming once or twice a year at the most.
Speaking of The Rock, one source claims that he played a big part in helping convince UFC President Dana White to sign off on allowing Rousey to take part in the WrestleMania segment this year.
It’s no secret within the MMA community that there is a strong doubt that White will allow Rousey to compete in an actual match for the popular pro wrestling promotion, which is something WWE is strongly hoping to make happen at WrestleMania 32 next year at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It will be interesting to see if The Rock can help play a role in convincing White to “green light” that one as well.
Meanwhile, many within WWE are still under the belief that they will be able to get Rousey to make some sort of appearance at their next pay-per-view event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The next WWE PPV event planned for the L.A.-based arena is their “Hell In A Cell” event, which takes place on Sunday, October 25th.