Ahead of WWE SmackDown’s switch to FOX next year, it has been reported that the channel wants Ronda Rousey to be switched from RAW over to the blue brand.
As reported earlier, the officials at FOX wants the programme to be more sports-oriented rather than having comedy involved. The officials believe that the addition of Rousey will give the show the boost desired due to her MMA background, popularity and credibility as an athlete.
Moreover, the officials at FOX also believe that having Rousey on SmackDown will also help in their efforts in cross-programming campaigns between WWE and other programs.
In a step to deviate towards the sports-oriented atmosphere, FOX were reported to be vying for Cormier as a potential commentator. While the UFC Champion could not give an audition due to his clash against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230, he has mentioned on Busted Open Radio that he still intends to give the audition