Ronda Rousey's joining of the WWE has been received well by the fans, but the same can't be said about a number of the female superstars, who have hinted at displeasure over her crossover into the squared circle.
We know Sasha Banks refused to comment, saying she had "nothing nice to say," and it's hard to forget Nia Jax and Nikki Bella sharing frustration on Twitter after Rousey appeared at the end of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
And we can't forget Bayley saying that Rousey "isn't taking her spot" in the WWE. The Hugger and former Raw Women's Champion sat down with SportsDay and continued to discuss the hot topic that is Rousey:
“I don’t really see her much. She’s kind of got her own thing going on, and so do we. But I think she’s fitting in well. The crowds really seem to like having her around, and I think she’s obviously going to fit in well and learn to adapt pretty easy. But she definitely still needs to earn her stripes, I’d say. And I’d be happy to help her."
Perhaps a number of female superstars aren't happy about Rousey instantly entering the main event picture, which is easy to understand. Many WWE superstars were frustrated about The Rock stealing the spot light and headlining consecutive WrestleManias against John Cena. It's just the competitive nature of the business.
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Rousey last fought for UFC in Dec. 2016, so it only seemed like a matter of time until she joined the WWE. She had been hinting at it for a few years, and her close relationship with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon only grew the speculation.
She's only been part of the main roster for a few weeks, so it could take Rousey a bit of time to grow relationships with her fellow female superstars.
Rousey will have a chance to "earn her stripes" at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans, when she teams up with Kurt Angle to face Triple Hand Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag match.
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