Ronda Rousey’s WWE debut could happen soon, and it might be on one of the promotions’ biggest pay-per-view events. WWE continues to build up the four horsewomen vs. four horsewomen angle with a heated backstage segment right after this week’s Mae Young Classic episode.

Brewing Rivalry

The beef between the two power factions all started when Rousey’s friend Shayna Baszler won her second-round match against Mae Yim of Korea at the Mae Your Classic tournament, which was televised last Monday on WWE Network. Baszler celebrated with her MMA teammates Rousey, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke, posing the trademark four finger sign to gloat their presence as the four horsewomen of MMA.

Unfortunately, WWE’s own four horsewomen didn’t appreciate it at all. Former WWE women’s champ Bayley, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Fair were also present that night, and they were seated in the front row just across the ramp. The two groups traded verbal jabs at each other, which was followed by a heated backstage stare down.

Rousey, the former UFC women’s bantamweight, has been spotted more these days on the ring side of a WWE match, supporting her friend and stable-mate in her Mae You Classic campaign. However, several pro-wrestling scribes reported that there’s more than meets the eye to Rousey’s frequent WWE appearance.

Even before her appearance at the Mae Young Classic, there were rumors about Rousey’s transition from MMA to WWE. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter also added more fire to the rumors after reporting that the celebrated UFC fighter had already begun training with current WWE superstar and trainer “the Brian Kendrick” to prepare for several WWE matches down the road.

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In a separate report, Meltzer disclosed that WWE officials are high on a possible four horsewomen vs. horsewomen match. The only question now is when Rousey and her three other friends will all be available for that match. Baszler has apparently guaranteed herself a WWE contract after going all the way to the finals of the Mae Young Classic against Japanese sensation Kairi Sane on September 12.

The Baszler vs. Sane will be intriguing in many ways because it does not only feature a showdown between a former pro-MMA fighter in Baszler and a seasoned pro-wrestler in Sane, the match could offer unexpected drama involving the two factions.

Rousey, Shafir, and Duke are expected to be at ringside on Se, so are Charlotte Flair, Lynch, Bayley and Sasha Banks, who missed the previous taping because of other commitments overseas. If the plan pushes through, the Horsewomen warfare could take place at the Survivor Series, where traditional elimination matches are usually booked.