Ronda Rousey had to be pulled aside and talked to backstage on her second night back on the job after making her WWE return.
Ronda Rousey had to be pulled aside and talked to backstage on her second night back on the job after making her WWE debut a little over a week ago.
Of course, the Rowdy One made a comeback at this year’s Royal Rumble premium live event, entering the women’s Rumble match at #28 and winning the over-the-top-rope challenge with four eliminations.
The next night, Rousey returned to WWE Raw to confront long-time rival Becky Lynch, promising a WrestleMania 38 fight between Ronda and the Raw Women’s Champion. The former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion had to be spoken to backstage regarding her promo work on that night, according to Dave Meltzer on the newest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio.
Some fans complained that Rousey’s promo wasn’t the smoothest, making it difficult to know if she was meant to be a heel or a babyface. Ronda is still furious and spiteful towards fans, according to Meltzer, for how they turned on her during her last time with the business.
Any concerns were apparently resolved following that backstage conversation, and the Olympian was noticeably better on the mic when she appeared on SmackDown four days later. Rousey was definitely in more of a babyface role there, high-fiving fans on her approach to attacking Charlotte Flair and Sonya Deville, not only because her promo job was superior there.
For those who missed it, Ronda confirmed on SmackDown that she’ll be contending for Ric Flair’s SmackDown Women’s Title at WrestleMania this year. In terms of Lynch and the Raw Women’s Championship, the Elimination Chamber event later this month will include a six-woman Chamber match to choose a contender for Big Time Becks’ title.
On SmackDown past Friday Flair said many bold statements towards the “Rowdy” which also, included insulting her baby. So, with Rousey going on bout with Flair it will be interesting who Lynch will face in Wrestlemania 39 if she beats Belair in the elimination chamber