The former UFC fighter will officially ink her Monday Night Raw contract during this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber show. And, from the looks of it, she’s more than ready to step into the ring.
Just days before Rousey is scheduled to sign her deal, footage of one of her wrestling training sessions surfaced online. The brief clip shows the 31-year-old athlete practicing some classic WWE moves with former UFC fighter and current NXT superstar Shayna Baszler. You can check out the video below.
After months of rumors and speculation, Rousey confirmed she was entering the world of professional wrestling last month, when she made a surprise cameo following the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble. Since then, fans have been holding their collective breath for additional details about her any potential storylines as well as her first match. Though there still a lot of unanswered questions, WWE executive Triple H said he expects Rousey to bring something completely different to the ring.
“I get that she’s going to bring in a different level of awareness of WWE on every level, and especially with the Women’s Evolution going on right now in WWE—the Women’s Rumble, the Hell in a Cell match and all the things that are coming down the pike…. The timing is perfect,” he told For the Win last month. “But the thing I’m really excited about is the fact that this is not a one-off. It’s not a ‘oh I’m going to teach you to do this, you’re going to do it one time and you’re going to go away.’ She’s here. She’s a talent, and she’s a remarkable athlete, obviously, and a remarkable person.”