WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on WWEshop.com. Ross talked about Chael Sonnen, Ronda Rousey and a possible MMA presence at WrestleMania 31:
“My friend Chael Sonnen said on TSN’s Off the Record that he was going to meet with WWE officials in the near future. If accurate, Chael is a natural for WWE as he “gets it” and is a fan of the business notwithstanding the fact that he stays in excellent physical condition and is a natural born showman. If Chael were to join WWE, he would become their 2nd best talker behind @HeymanHustle from day one. Sonnen could be utilized in the ring or behind a mic SO easily. I’m anxious to see how this plays out. I’m happy to stay tuned.
With that said the top attraction from the world of MMA in my opinion is @RondaRousey who’s nothing but box office and has a truck load of charisma and lives with the Four Horsewomen who are all big wrestling fans. It would be so easy to book this attraction while garnering tons of publicity.
Needless to say, the entire MMA/WWE connection is nothing more than speculation at this time but I do know that Ronda Rousey and her Horsewomen would be fun for which to create a WM31 scenario.
Gathering outside the WWE Universe publicity is imperative for every WrestleMania and other major events if the inclusion of the celebrity is organic. With Chael and/or Ronda that transition is easy. What about Ronda and Rowdy Roddy Piper in a mixed tag match? So now, here comes the Ric Flair and Charlotte suggestions as their opponents.”