Ronda Rousey made an unforgettable WWE debut alongside The Rock in a highly entertaining segment opposite Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 31. Since then, speculation of the UFC star transitioning to the WWE has only amplified.
Rousey was prominently featured in the front row in support of her friend Shayna Baszler during the Mae Young Classic Finale, where Baszler came up short in the finals against Kairi Sane.
Rousey hasn't fought since December of 2016, with no signs of competing again. Even UFC commentator Joe Rogan, through his podcast, threw in the towel on a potential comeback bout following consecutive decisive losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes.
This is similar to the route that drove Brock Lesnar out of the Octagon and back into the squared circle in 2012 following back-to-back losses to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem.
With her good friend signed and seemingly public negotiations with Triple H, the stage seems set for Ronda Rousey's dramatic debut with the worldwide leader.
Triple H Says Ronda Rousey is "Looking for Opportunity in WWE"
WWE NXT chief and heir-apparent to Vince McMahon Triple H recently spoke with Sky Sports (h/t Wrestling Inc) where he discussed Ronda Rousey's ongoing flirtations with the WWE. Triple H said:
"Ronda has made no secret her whole career that she has been a huge fan of WWE growing up.
"She has been on record saying WWE is probably some of the most fun that she has ever had in her entire career. I have been out there publicly saying that if she wants the opportunity I am happy to give it to her. She is looking for the opportunity so it seems like a perfect match-up. I am excited to have the conversation with her and see where it goes."
Triple H's comments are just the latest in a wave of recent speculation that was revived when they posed for a picture outside of Full Sail University as the Mae Young Classic kicked off.
Since taking the executive vice president role in WWE, Triple H has facilitated the return of the Ultimate Warrior and Bruno Sammartino, both of whom were at odds with the promotion for years.