Rumors were rampant when the word of Ronda Rousey signing with WWE hit the news. We all knew Rousey had experience in the fighting world from being a former champion in the UFC. However, it is uncertain if she can easily transition to the world of pro-wrestling. Obviously, this is a "fake" sport but it is far more real than people assume. From the falls to moves being done, it takes a lot of training to do correctly. People cannot just dive in and be amazing, which becomes obvious when celebrities try to wrestle in WWE.

Many assumed Ronda Rousey would easily come in and win the Women's Royal Rumble and challenge Charlotte Flair to a match at WrestleMania 34 for the "WWE SmackDown Live" Women's Championship.

However, WWE went with Asuka winning the match instead. Then Rousey would come out to steal her thunder and have some sort of issue where she had to point at the WrestleMania sign far more than one truly should.

Ringside News reports that WWE wants Ronda to be a top female in the company, but they do not want to overuse her in the women's main event scene too fast. She will be signing her WWE deal this Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber. From there, she is expected to report to WWE RAW and work under General Manager Kurt Angle and Commissioner #Stephanie Mcmahon, who has been an enemy of Rousey's since WrestleMania 31.

Ronda Rousey must have a WrestleMania match, right?

Rousey clearly cannot come into WWE and then not be used in the biggest event of the year for the company. While WWE claims Ronda is under a full-time deal [VIDEO], it will be very much part-time.

So we should not expect her to work a ton of live events each year. She will certainly work all the big shows, which means WrestleMania will include Rousey.

The problem WWE has is where to put her. The plan as of now is to have WWE RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss wrestle real-life best friend Nia Jax at WrestleMania for the title. Meanwhile, Asuka is reportedly heading to WWE SmackDown Live and will challenge Charlotte for her title.

This leaves an issue for where to put Ronda. However, this was likely the plan all along. WWE is going to put Rousey in the title scene, but there is no need to rush that. WWE has always planned to make good on the match they sort of hinted at with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon taking on Ronda Rousey and #The Rock.

The Rock may not work WrestleMania, but Bobby Lashley could

The Rock was hurt years ago when he worked his last official wrestling match against John Cena at WrestleMania 29. This led to a loss for The Great One, but also an injury. Due to this injury, he had to have surgery and that pushed the filming for Hercules back a good bit.

The Rock was playing the title character, and with the production needing Rock, they had to wait. The film ultimately did very well at the box office but resulted in Rock having an issue.

Most studios were not willing to work with Rock unless he agreed not to wrestle if he had an upcoming movie with them. This also counted for anything current. Since Rock continues to work a lot in Hollywood as one of the most in-demand actors around...he would have trouble wrestling anyway. Therefore, he has not wrestled in a real match since his match against Cena.

Due to Rock's issue, WWE had plans to use another WWE Superstar to partner with Rousey. Originally, that man looked to be Braun Strowman. Yet due to his massive fanbase continuing to grow, WWE seems to be putting him in a match against The Miz for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. However, former TNA World Champion #Bobby Lashley is expected to be signed soon and could be the man WWE uses in this spot.

Lashley And Rousey VS Triple H And Stephanie McMahon?

During Wrestling Observer Live, it was speculated that Lashley could come in and work as Ronda's opponent. Dave Meltzer claimed he could not see it happening as WWE would not have enough time to introduce Bobby. However, he did say that Seth Rollins could likely be Ronda's partner instead.

While Rollins makes sense for this match, he did just work with Triple H last year. It would be odd to see him work a tag match against The Game the following year. Meanwhile, Lashley is used to being in major matches involving celebrities and is someone fans already know very well. WWE would not need to introduce him.

Bobby worked for WWE years ago and is a former WWE United States Champion as well as ECW World Champion. WWE had big plans for him, but he would leave before they could get him involved in the big main event matches. WWE feels they could use Lashley to replace a likely leaving Brock Lesnar. Therefore, it would be odd to say he could not work WrestleMania. Nor could we say they need to properly introduce him when fans are already knowledgeable about who he is.