Rumours that Ronda Rousey is wanted on SmackDown Live in 2019 after the move to Fox.

It is being rumoured that Fox are not only pushing WWE towards a more sports oriented directions for upcoming shows of SmackDown Live, but it appears as though they have also been making requests for certain talent to be on the blue brand.

Justin LaBar of Wrestling Inc. reported Fox is pushing WWE to have Ronda Rousey be a part of the SmackDown Live roster when Fox takes over the broadcast rights in October 2019. Fox feels that Ronda’s MMA background, popularity and credibility as an athlete will be a major selling point in promoting the show.

With Fox requesting to feature less comedy and more sports directions to fit in with their other sports programming, the addition of Rousey to Smackdown Live is expected to make her a main player in the efforts to do cross promotion between WWE and Fox’s other programs.

With the WWE draft usually taking place a week or two after Wrestlemania, it will be interesting got see if WWE hold off on moving Rousey to SmackDown Live until the show begins its broadcasts on Fox.

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