August 8, 2017

Ronda Rousey to Begin Pro Wrestling Training?, Tough Enough Winner Sara Lee Returns To Training

- Tough Enough winner Sara Lee has returned to the ring to train after giving birth to daughter Piper back on May 1st of this year.

Sara's WWE release was announced in October 2016 on the same day that the baby with WWE NXT Superstar Wesley Blake was revealed.

Sara posted a photo to Instagram on Monday, of a match that took place exactly one year ago, and noted that she was still wrestling NXT matches because she didn't know she was pregnant.

Lee is now working with I Believe In Wrestling's Team Vision Dojo in Orlando. She will be debuting for the IBIW promotion when she is ready but Haft noted that, "with the way she trained yesterday, it shouldn't be too long before the fans get to see her in action."

Below are photos from Monday's training session with Lee and others:

- Following in the footsteps of fellow four horsewomen Jessamyn Duke, and Shayna Baszler it looks as if Ronda Rousey will be beginning her pro wrestling training soon. According to the latest edition of the Fightful Podcast Rousey is “having fun” with wrestling.

She is set to start training at the Santino Brothers Pro Wrestling school in Southern California. Santino Brothers Pro Wrestling School is the same school WWE send Eva Marie to train at under Brian Kendrick and where WWE sent Sonya Deville to train before she came to the Performance Center, and where Jessamyn Duke currently trains at.

Rousey was the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo, which she won at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She is the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She won 12 consecutive MMA fights, six in UFC, before suffering her first loss to Holly Holm in November of 2015. She won 11 of those fights in the first round, nine of them by armbar submission.

At WrestleMania 31 in March 2015, she alongside The Rock went face to face with Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon and managed to hiptoss Triple H out of the ring. McMahon tried to slap her, was blocked and Rousey grabbed her arm, teasing an armbar, before throwing her out of the ring. Rousey and the Rock celebrated in the ring, while the Authority retreated.

She once again appeared ringside during the tapings of WWE’s Mae Young Classic while supporting fellow Four Horsewomen Shayna Baszler during the competition.


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