Tony Khan "Would Love" To Have Ronda Rousey Back
Tony Khan is open to working more with Ronda Rousey
During the AEW Full Gear 2023 media scrum, Tony Khan was asked about the current status of Ronda Rousey, after she showed up as Marina Shafir’s surprise partner in a tag team against Athena Billie Starkz at a ROH taping on Friday.
Khan confirmed recent reports that Rousey was indeed not signed to an AEW or Ring of Honor deal as of now, but went on to explain why she turned up, and what he wants for the future.
"She is not signed, but we had a great conversation. It came about because there was some unfinished business. They had that match, and I thought it would be great for our fans to settle it in the ring. At the Wrestling REVOLVER show, they had the match, and I had spoken to them and I thought it would be great to have a match and build some interest and then have the story come to Ring of Honor where Athena is the Ring of Honor Women's Champion, Billie Starkz is her minion, there is a lot of interest in that. I thought it would be great to see that tag team against two of the Horsewomen, Marina and Ronda Rousey.
“Ronda was happy to come here, she was great, the crowd was really excited to see her, and it was a great match. We would love to have her back some time, it was really fun, her being out here. She's a local and lives nearby and that helped make it possible. Anytime it's convenient, we would love to have her back.”
It looks as though the door is open for Rousey, and given that she teased a match with Athena, she could well be showing up again soon.