WWE Moves Ronda Rousey To Alumni Section, Renee Young Possibly Switching To SmackDown-FOX

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Former RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will be appearing on Total Divas Season 9, but her return to the ring doesn’t seem like happening anytime soon.

WWE has now moved Rousey to their alumni section – a shock move amidst rumors of her potential return ahead of WrestleMania 36.

Since dropping the RAW Women’s Title at WrestleMania 36, Rousey hasn’t appeared on WWE TV while referring to her hiatus as an “impregnation vacation” with husband Travis Browne.

Per previous reports, people backstage have been expecting Rousey’s return to wrestling sooner than later. The Baddest Woman On The Planet would’ve been booked for the SmackDown debut show on FOX, but Vince McMahon didn’t want to bring her in for a one-off appearance and the plan was dropped.

WWE has a history of moving Superstars over from the alumni section which is why a potential Ronda Rousey return can’t be ruled out.

Rousey just had stitches removed after suffering a devastating accident on the set of 9-1-1 that could’ve cost her one of her fingers.

Meanwhile, Monday Night RAW commentator Renee Young could be switching brands with SmackDown’s move to FOX next month.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that WWE will have separate broadcast personnel for USA Network and FOX. Young is on FOX’s radar and could bid goodbye to RAW pretty soon.

“On the announcing side, with Renee Young hosting the FS 1 weekly version of UFC Tonight, except it being WWE […] FOX is very high on her which could lead to her being exclusive with that brand. The second part is still up in the air.”

Renee is the first woman to hold a permanent position at the commentary table in WWE.

As previously reported, Young would be the lead host of the SmackDown Talk Show on FS1, and we might see CM Punk jumping in as co-host in due course.