Julianna Peña is open to exploring a potential WWE run in the future
New UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Peña is open to a future with WWE.
“The Venezuelan Vixen” told the NY Post she would give professional wrestling a chance if the opportunity presented itself.
“Right now, I’m focusing on the fight. Later, if this opportunity arises, I don’t see why I couldn’t explore this avenue. My focus is definitely on fighting for the UFC,” Peña said.
Having recently won the championship and already having the rematch scheduled for later this year, Peña certainly has plenty to focus on in his UFC career. His next opponent, Amanda Nunes, will have her chance to reclaim the bantamweight throne.
Both women were recently announced as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter’s 30th season, with the rematch set to take place this summer.
Peña might have his dream opponent waiting for him in WWE
If Peña made a move to WWE, we might see her tangle with someone she called UFC for years, Ronda Rousey.
The bantamweight champion wasted no time after picking up the win over Nunes at UFC 269 in December. Already, she has opponents lined up, one of which being WWE Woman 2022 Royal Rumble winner Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey. Rousey made her return to WWE programming last month, and she is currently scheduled to perform at WrestleMania this year against Charlotte Flair.
During season 18 of The ultimate fighterfans of the series witnessed the start of the conflict between Peña and Rousey.
Peña’s friendship with Miesha Tate solidified their tension, and as fierce competitors, they butted heads while filming the show.
The queen of armbar submissions may have been the face of the UFC women’s league at the time, but Peña has never cowered and still desires a match with her in the cage.
Hopefully for Peña, Rousey pulls a Brock Lesnar and makes another UFC appearance. However, if the curtain is officially closed on “Rowdy”‘s return to the Octagon, a WWE match could set the fire between them.
What are your thoughts on Julianna Peña joining WWE in the future?