After Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut at WrestleMania 31 in 2015, she received a really warm welcome from the fans. However, her popularity has declined over the last couple of years due to the audience not being able to connect with her.
She also won the 2022 Royal Rumble, which was not really supported by fans. At WrestleMania Backlash, she defeated Charlotte Flair to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion in an ‘I Quit’ match. However, the majority of her title reign didn’t get any reactions from the audience and seemed flat.
.@RondaRousey forces @MsCharlotteWWE to scream “I QUIT!” at #WMBacklash! pic.twitter.com/tLwkU79knO
— WWE (@WWE) May 9, 2022
She was majorly pushed as a babyface by the company and Vince McMahon trusted her a lot. However, her comments on WWE being fake hampered her image primarily as a face. In an interview, she stated that the people who are outraging following her comments on WWE have never been in a “real fight”.
“While you all are tip toeing around bruising some pro wrestlers’ huge soft egos – no one is thinking about all the REAL fighters you’re insulting when pretending pro wrestling is somehow on the same level of realism,” Rousey explained.
WWE stars were unhappy with Ronda Rousey
The former WWE SmackDown champion received severe backlash for what she said in the interview. Numerous female talents came forward to talk about the comments made by Ronda Rousey.
Alex Bliss commented “Hm. Was out for almost a year. Must have been fake.” Former WWE superstar, Lana also talked about Rousey by saying:
Hm. Was out for almost a year. Must have been “ fake” pic.twitter.com/lnLLAq3laT
— Lexi (Kaufman) Cabrera (@AlexaBliss_WWE) April 11, 2020
“I have NO WORDS for her audacity to save “fake fighting” !!!!!! If it’s fake why can’t @RealPaigeWWE & @TJWilson can’t wrestle anymore ?? If it is fake why couldn’t @EdgeRatedR wrestle for 11 years ???? This is a contact sport where REAL things happen!”
At the time, the former UFC champion also disclosed that if she makes her comeback to WWE, she’ll be returning on a part-time basis. She also said that what’s the point of being in pro wrestling if she can’t spend time with her family?
“What am I doing it for if I’m not being able to spend my time and energy on my family, but instead spending my time and my energy on a bunch of f**** ungrateful fans that don’t even appreciate me?” she fumed.
Ronda Rousey further stated that her family loves and supports her. Thus, they’ll always be her priorities. However, she was strongly against her fans.