Hey everyone, I just saw some of the highlights from last night’s Royal Rumble. 1/28/2018 the highlights included the Royal Rumble Win for Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles retaining the WWE Title, Asuka winning the Women’s Royal Rumble and the long awaited debut for Ronda Rousey!

So as a long time wrestling fan what are my predictions for the Rousey WWE Era?

  • It won’t be long – In by January, out before December. Rousey is a big star and just like The Rock, re-emerging in WWE or UFC will probably just re-ignite her acting, producing and commercial career. Which is far more lucrative and easier than a career in pro-wrestling.
  • She will referee at Wrestle Mania -People are texting me last night all so sure Ronda Rousey is about to wrestle for WWE, honestly I bet anything she puts on black and white stripes for Wrestle Mania much like Mike Tyson at Wrestle Mania XIV
  • She won’t be on Raw or Smackdown immediately following Wrestle Mania – “Where is Ronda Rousey?” I highly expect viewer interactions to say… She has this kind of thing about her in MMA and Wrestling these days where it is “Now you see her, now you don’t.”Even if she is there, it will be a lame titan-tron appearance. 

Listen I understand that all of my Ronda Rousey views are very pessimistic but honestly not being in the Royal Rumble drains a lot of excitement around her debut  for me. I’d love for Ronda Rousey to show up, work long term angles and become apart of the permanent WWE mold. However, she is high demand and therefore very hard to keep. Plus the WWE Superstar contracts only really work when they are too flexible for larger talent and not very flexible at all for Rookie talent. When WWE is not something you need to propel you career, I find you don’t do as much work as you should.

Besides I honestly think this era is all about Asuka so my title is kind of a trick…

Asuka Mask on