She’s good at that. There are a lot of wrestlers under the WWE banner and it can be rather difficult for one of them to stand out above the rest. They have to do something special to make it work so well and having a major sports background can go a long way in doing just that. It was the case with a major return earlier this year and now we know a bit more about where things have gone since then.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Ronda Rousey has caused WWE live event ticket sales to increase when she is announced for the card. The WWE live event in Rochester, New York had been sitting “in the two thousands” in ticket sales prior to Rousey being added to the card and wound up selling 4,600 tickets. This has been the case with Rousey on multiple recent live events. Rousey returned in the women’s Royal Rumble and won the match, setting up her shot at the SmackDown Women’s Title at WrestleMania 38.
Opinion: I’m not surprised that Rousey is having an impact on the tickets sales but I am a bit surprised that she is having this kind of an impact. Rousey is still a big star and is treated like one, but this is the kind of impact that few wrestlers get to have. It is good news for WWE to have that kind of star power still around, though it remains to be seen just how long it will last.
What do you think of Rousey? How will she do at WrestleMania? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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