WWE Considering Pairing Ronda Rousey With Paul Heyman

Could the Rowdy one be the company's first Paul Heyman Girl?

Slice Wrestling, the Twitter account that broke the news of Jey Uso's arrest last month, claims Paul Heyman could be used as Ronda Rousey's Advocate in WWE.

The potential pairing would see Heyman "involved in transitioning Ronda Rousey from a UFC fighter to a WWE Superstar." Presumably, this would see Paul cast in a similar role to the one he enjoys with Brock Lesnar currently - Ronda would take care of action in the ring, while Paul would take care of hyping the matches she's involved in.

It works for Brock, so why couldn't it work for Ronda?

After a hard-fought battle in the Octagon, Rousey proved time and time again that she knows her way around a microphone. She had no problem articulating herself with the shackles of exhaustion setting in. However, WWE's apparent want for Heyman to act as her mouthpiece may have come from her performances as an actor. WWE Superstars are playing a role when we see them on television and Ronda has proved she's far less comfortable being anything other than herself. I'm not writing her abilities off here, but you can certainly tell when she's reciting something written for her as opposed to speaking from the heart.

The Rowdy one is rumoured to be making her in-ring WWE debut at WrestleMania 34, although it's not clear who she will be taking on. She has signed a full-time contract with the company, however, so there's plenty of time to tell a story between the former UFC Bantamweight Champion and her 'Mania foe - or foes, with a mixed tag match against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H the current frontrunner.

Last year, former ECW head honcho Heyman appeared on the Fight Society podcast to discuss his potential future client's prospects if she were to sign with WWE. He said: "I think the WWE audience would embrace Ronda Rousey with open arms. Just her name recognition alone is huge.

"It doesn’t matter her past two experiences in UFC. All that matters is if she got involved in a story that people could relate to and could sink their teeth into and get excited about.”

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