If you’ve spent any time on social media in recent days, chances are you have seen a video dubbed “LEAKED Ronda Rousey WWE training footage.”
The footage shows Rousey inside of a ring and appearing to go through a WWE routing with NXT star Shayna Baszler, who trained with Rousey during her mixed martial arts career and was part of the UFC’s “Four Horsewomen.”
Because they are both under contract with WWE, some have claimed this was new footage and a first look at Rousey training for a rumored upcoming match at WrestleMania 34.
Well, not so fast, my friends.
The footage is actually from four years ago.
Rousey and Baszler have always been huge professional wrestling fans — hence their “Four Horsewomen” nickname– and the footage was actually pulled from an Instagram video that Rousey had posted at the time when the two women were training at Glendale Fighting Club in California under Edmond Tarverdyan.
Here is the video as it originally appeared:
So while the footage is fun to see, it is no indication of any skill that Rousey would have if she were to step into the ring today.
It is four-year-old footage of two friends messing around in the gym, so it will be exciting to see what Rousey actually has to offer when new footage eventually emerges or she finally steps into the ring for an official match.