It wasn’t all too long ago that fans witnessed Ronda Rousey make her much anticipated WWE in-ring debut. The former MMA star impressed massively working arguably the best match of the night, topping bouts such as Shinsuke Nakamura vs AJ Styles and Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar. With ‘Mania season over and done with, we now turn our attention to the future and begin to speculate who will step into the ring with Rousey. The women’s division is forever growing and improving and with the biggest mainstream star to ever join the division here, there’s a list of women fans would love to see Ronda compete against and today we have six of those competitors!
While her undefeated steak may have been broken at WrestleMania 34, Asuka remains one of the most dangerous, skilled, and decorated superstars in not only the women’s division but the WWE today. A woman who went 914 days undefeated is a woman who will not be losing any credibility anytime soon and a singles bout against the one and only Ronda Rousey is a must. Easily capable of main eventing any WWE PPVs, this tells the story of two of the most dominant women in the history of professional wrestling. While there would have been more of a story to be told if Asuka still had hold of her undefeated steak, this is still a must-see matchup and one that could elevate the women’s division to brand new heights bringing in a kind of attention and buzz we haven’t seen in a long time!
Sonya Deville and Ronda Rousey are cut from the same cloth. Both sporting an MMA background, the story writes itself. While Deville also hasn’t been apart of the WWE for all too long and we haven’t seen very much of her, there is a great deal of potential and with the right direction she could go on to really become a top talent in the division and the best way to elevate her is throw her into a big story. Sonya needs an opportunity to show the WWE universe what she is about and facing an opponent like Rousey does exactly that. However, with both these women still falling under the rookie category in the world of pro wrestling both are able to benefit from this bout. This gives Rousey the chance to work a match against a woman who is likely to have a very similar in-ring style to her and the story is basic but it could be a breakout match for both stars.
With Nia Jax walking out of WrestleMania the brand new RAW Women’s Champion, she walked out with a massive target on her back and with Ronda Rousey on the scene it’s only a matter of time before the Irresistible Force that is Nia Jax comes face to face with the baddest women on the planet, Ronda Rousey. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Rousey at some point will get her hands on gold in the WWE, it’s just waiting for that perfect opportunity. There is a huge possibility that Ronda could find herself challenging Jax for the Women’s championship at some point and while it is very unlikely to be a five-star wrestling contest, this is a collision that can at least turn heads and grab attention from fans. Jax is a powerhouse and can allow Rousey to showcase her own level of strength and dominance, not to mention it would be a fantastic way for Ronda to once again prove herself going up against a woman much bigger than her and can be pushed as a real challenge for her.
It’s no secret that Ronda Rousey and current NXT Women’s champion Shayna Baszler have a fantastic friendship that, of course. is very public. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that at some point in the near future the pair are likely to team up along with fellow four horsewomen members to take on the four horsewomen of the WWE which itself is a must-see contest, however, a singles bout between Rousey and Baszler makes for another interesting collision I would love to see. A cocky Baszler feeling overshadowed by Rousey and frustrated at her pal getting all the credit and attention could easily turn on Ronda to kick-start a feud that could go on to be a future highlight contest at a Summer Slam or Wrestlemania show. This is yet another opportunity for Rousey to showcase her skills against an opponent with a very similar style, however, this is also a fantastic chance for her to work a storyline that is far more personal pushing her character and storytelling abilities to new heights.
Currently, the WWE is working on an on-screen friendship between Ronda Rousey and Natalya. This is yet another friendship that is very public and fans are clearly aware of their relationship outside of the WWE. This, of course, reflects on TV with it already being so evident they have good chemistry. While right now it does seem as though the pair are working together at some point a one on one contest between the two should happen. Again, their chemistry allows Ronda to work her first personal feud/storyline in the WWE but it’s also very clear that the pair could so easily work a strong match in the ring. Their styles are sure to compliment each other and Nattie could give Rousey her best pure wrestling match she will ever have. Not to mention this kind of contest elevates Natalya to a level she has always deserved to be at.
Possibly one of the most anticipated matches in the history of women’s wrestling we have to touch on Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair. Currently one of the biggest rumoured matches to main event next year’s WrestleMania, this is a contest fans want to see. The fact this is even in talks to make history in twenty nineteen and main event the biggest event on the wrestling calendar speaks volumes. These are by far two of the biggest draws, biggest names, and faces of the women’s division. On one side we have Charlotte Flair, born into this industry it is her destiny to make history, main event WrestleMania and cement her legacy while on the other side we have Ronda Rousey, the biggest signing in the history of the WWE Women’s division, a box office draw, and a mainstream name. There is no reason why these two could not go on to become the first female Wrestlemania main event and the expectations are very high. With Rousey being as strong as she is already in-ring, come a year later and we could see something very impressive!
Ronda Rousey is set for a brilliant run in the WWE and there are clearly so many women fans would love to see her collide with! Who would you like to see challenge Rousey?