Ronda Rousey was a well-known figure even before her time as an MMA fighter in WWE, where she became one of the members of the Four Horsewomen in the UFC. Although the star is now at the Stamford-based promotion, she is not the only horseman in the company.
When Rousey was in the UFC, she was one of the fighters to appear on Season 18 of the reality series The Ultimate Fighter in 2013. Up against her was longtime MMA rival Miesha Tate. Ronda also brought in various professionals to help train her team, including Marina Shafir, who served as Rousey’s training partner.
Over the course of the season, Rhonda and Marina grew close with season two contestants, Shayna Baszler and Jasmine Dukes. Their friendship continued after the season, and they were eventually referred to as The Four Horsewomen, inspired by the iconic wrestling stable The Four Horsemen.
Although the women were into MMA at the time, they were all big fans of pro wrestling. According to Shayna, fans gave her the name after being inspired by the heelish wrestling stable.
“I love it. It started as a joke, but I think it’s a really good representation of us,” Basler said. “We are the kind of heels that people love to love and love to hate. It’s like The Four Horsemen. We are the Four Horsemen.”
The four continued to support each other even after their time in MMA. He was present during Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania 31 and was also present for Baszler’s performance at the Mae Young Classic tournament in 2017. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir have also spent some time in NXT, where they mostly aligned with Shayna before she was released in 2017. 2021.
Recently, Ronda Rousey and former NXT Women’s Champion have continued their partnership on SmackDown. Shaffir is now with AEW and Duke mostly posts gaming content on YouTube.
Ronda Rousey wants to reunite with the Four Horsewomen in WWE
Although half the members of the MMA stable have already parted ways, the current SmackDown Women’s Champion is still dreaming of an on-screen reunion.
In a YouTube live stream, Ronda Rousey was asked if she would like to reunite with the group, to which she replied yes.
“Yeah, I would. You know what would be even better? If we were all in WWE and they let us work together. That would be great.”
It will be really interesting to see if the former MMA fighters reunite and even face WWE’s version of the Four Horsewomen consisting of Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. Still, fans can only hope for now.