Three-time WWE World Champion Ronda Rousey supports Hulk Hogan’s plan to return to the ring at age 70.
Rousey, 36, says Hulk’s offer to take on Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestlemania 40 is a “hard-hitting” plan.
The former UFC women’s champion believes the Hulkster remains one of the greatest “storytellers” of all time in the industry and has a unique talent for stirring up crowds.
The fighter admitted that a major benefit of Hulk’s talent is that he often performs fewer action moves than audiences realise.
Rousey spoke exclusively about Hogan’s comeback after a nearly 20-year absence from WWE during the red carpet premiere of her new series, Stars On Mars.
When asked about the possible match between Hulk and Stone Cold, she said, “I mean, that’s badass, but still at his age of wanting to get in there.”
“They say you never really stop, you know, just go away for a while.”
“But I would like to watch this game. I would love to see what else they have to offer.”
“And I think at that age and with that experience, you have to be extremely efficient at what you do.
“Hulk Hogan advised me to keep my feet on the ground.
“So I’d love to see what he has to do to stay grounded because I’ve seen some of the greatest games he’s made and people have been so fully engaged.”
“If you look at what he does, he actually does very little. And that’s because he’s a master storyteller. So make it happen guys.”
Former world heavyweight champion and sports legend Hogan recently opened up about his desire to face fellow iconic Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestlemania 40.
His last WWE match was in 2006 and his last general ring appearance was in 2012 with TNA when he was 58 years old.
Although he was not in contact with Austin about attending a retirement game, Hogan said he was still up for a duel.
“If he got in the ring, he would be the right one [for me]he told the MMA Hour podcast with Ariel Helwani.
Rousey has been a little more reticent about her path to Wrestlemania, although she hopes to face Becky Lynch.
However, she says the fight remains in the hands of WWE bosses.
Rousey revealed: “I would love to finally be single [match] with Becky, but the company doesn’t seem very interested in that right now. But hopefully see you next year.
Fans will catch Rousey’s next fight on FOX’s new primetime series Stars On Mars.
The reality show follows 11 adventurous celebrities as they prepare for launch to the Red Planet, where they will live, eat, sleep, strategize and connect with one another in the same space station.
During their stay, they’ll be confronted with authentic conditions simulating life on Mars, and they’ll need to use their wits and brawn — or perhaps just outstanding social skills — to outlast the competition and claim the title of Brightest Star of the galaxy”. ”
Star Trek icon William Shatner hosts the series, which sees celebrities compete in missions, voting each week to eliminate one of their crew members and send them back to Earth.
During filming, Rousey felt the biggest challenge was being separated from her daughter, La’akea.
She said: “I think the biggest challenge was just being apart from her. That was by far the longest I’ve been apart from her.”
“It was really heartbreaking for me because she feels like a part of my body.
“You know what I mean? She came out of my body. For the first six months she just eats off my body. And so she’s a part of my heart that walks around without me.
Stars on Mars will premiere on Monday, June 5 and air on FOX on Monday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Los Angeles fans can now book reservations through the website for a limited time tock Website.