We already knew that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was close to making her professional wrestling debut, but what we didn’t know is that husband Travis Browne may be ready to join her in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Or perhaps “Hapa” was just being coy about his combat sports future.
“We’re still making decisions on my part,” Browne told TMZ roughly three months after his submission defeat to Alexey Oleynik, his fourth straight loss inside the Octagon. “I’m not gonna say no.”
Maybe they can replace Tito Santana and Rick Martel as “Strike Force,” a nod to the days when “Rowdy” was running the table at 135 pounds under Scott Coker and Co. on the Showtime network.
As for Rousey?
“If you were a real fan, would you really wanna know?” the Olympian asked TMZ when prodded for a more definitive answer to her future with WWE. “I enjoy it more that way and I don’t wanna ruin anything.”
“Rowdy” — who got her nickname from the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — is never coming back to UFC, according to this guy, which means the budding movie star will have time to make babies, depending on her pro wrestling timetable.
In the interim, we can always export this superstar.