WWE: Why Ronda Rousey Could Be Matched Up With Charlotte Flair
All three have looked incredibly strong on WWE TV since their Raw debut, and all have picked up decisions, whether in singles or tag contests and - until last night's SmackDown, which airs in the UK tonight - avoided being responsible for dropping a fall themselves.
But what could be the big picture here, the long term direction of WWE's Divas - the very reason their introduction and presence should be considered a 'revolution'? Gang wars may be the way in, but at what point do individual stars need to shine?
Let's do some real blue sky thinking, here. Revolutionary blue sky thinking. Following her confrontation with The Authority alongside The Rock at Wrestlemania, and all the winks and teases since, it seems apparent WWE and Ronda Rousey are keen to work with one another again, whatever UFC President Dana White may say.
Unsubstantiated rumours continue to do the rounds that Ronda may become involved in some form or WWE storyline around the time of October's Hell in a Cell, set to go down in her base of California, before some kind of pay off at next year's Wrestlemania.
A contest featuring Ronda seems like the preferred option this time around, especially since WWE is going for a company record live audience of over 100,000 at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
And to make that clash star-packed, efficient and pragmatic with an established troupe of four central characters that include ring masters - Trips and Rock - who are not wrestling full-time, a company executive with a knack for performing excellence but relatively limited ring athleticism and a sports entertainment newbie that just happens to be a superfan and a worldwide star in Ronda, a tag team match - allowing performers time out to breathe - seems like a strong option.
WWE never miss an opportunity to praise Ronda to the skies, and rightfully so. But, as detailed on talkSPORT's Gorilla Position podcast this week, the references to Ronda on WWE TV and social media are increasing, with Naomi dropping her name on Raw, footage of Rousey's post-fight tribute to 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper from last weekend airing on the same show (indicating a certain level of cooperation between WWE and UFC) and Triple H rightly hailing her as the "hottest property in all of sports right now, maybe in the world".
"I think that the opportunity is there if she wants it to be," he responded to a question about any potential future plans with Ronda during a Facebook Live chat this week.
Fact is, as entertaining as Stephanie McMahon is as a storyteller in the ring, it isn't possible to buy for even the most fleeting of moments that she wouldn't get obliterated by Ronda.
Her greatest contenders are getting wiped out in seconds, how could Steph be a remote physical threat?
Of course, that doesn't mean a match pitting Steph against Ronda can't be done and any configuration of Ronda/Stephanie/Rock/Triple H is going to be a major attraction. But hark back to the 'Battle of the Billionaires' between Vince McMahon and current US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump at Wrestlemania 23: represented in the ring by Umaga and Lashley respectively, with Vince and Trump adding the theatrics. By association, both Umaga and Lashley's stock rose.
How about a similar set up slotting Charlotte in for Stephanie in a similar fashion at Wrestlemania?
It could be Becky Lynch, who is tremendous. It could be Sasha Banks, who is absolutely excellent. But with Charlotte's athleticism, height, physical build, outstanding wrestling ability and wrestling heritage, it may very well be that WWE choose to do it with Flair.
And if not Charlotte, why set her up for failure in her profile on SmackDown where she prominently vows to main event Wrestlemania before indicating how Rousey is helping change perceptions about women in combat sports, and sport on a wider level?
Of course, none of the above may happen. Ronda is one of the most in-demand stars in the world and, as well as her Hollywood commitments, there is also the mightily significant aspect of the day job and defending her UFC title. From WWE's perspective, it seems very out of whack to even hint at such a huge bout if there's no chance of it coming off.
Having Charlotte be the physical presence to tackle Ronda is a bold prediction, certainly. But aren't revolutions supposed to be exactly that?