Hey Scott, I really don't get the Ronda Rousey hype. I admittedly never watched MMA (although my favorite movie is Warrior, and my favorite show is Kingdom…), never saw a RR fight, never will. I realize she's a great athlete, MMA competitor etc.
HOWEVER, this makes me as a non-MMA-fan (I might not be the only one) not caring at all that this famous chick is coming in. If it were about real toughness and athletic competition credentials, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan would have never became WWF champs. This is PRO WRASSLIN', where the tiniest dudes can look (somewhat) credible against huge hosses. If we get a new brawl-for-all, then yeah hiring her makes sense.
I understand she brings media attention, but when that winds down and she becomes just another wrassler, what is there to gain from her (very probable) massive salary?
Uh, she's hot, she can talk, she's athletic…I'm not seeing the downside here.