Ronda Rousey is officially a WWE Superstar. The former UFC Bantamweight Champion arrived on WWE television this past Sunday night when she crashed the post Rumble moment between Asuka, Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss. What her role is going to be exactly is unclear but judging by the amount of pointing she was doing, Rousey is expecting a match at WrestleMania.
Rousey’s arrival on the scene in WWE has got fans pretty split when it comes to their opinions. Some of the WWE Universe are excited to see what The Rowdy One can bring to a wrestling ring while others are pretty peeved that she took the attention away from the winner of the first ever women’s Royal Rumble.
It’s not just the fans who are annoyed either. A couple of the women who competed in that history making match are pretty put out that in the wake of it, Rousey is the one getting all the attention. That trend continued on Raw and did not go unnoticed by Nikki Bella and Nia Jax. Both women quoted a tweet from WWE that cited Rousey’s appearance as ‘the moment you’ve ALL been talking about’.
Cool she’s here….I guess 30 women making history can just be forgotten https://t.co/fHqMezduEH
— Nia Jax (@NiaJaxWWE) January 30, 2018
Jax replied to the tweet saying ‘I guess 30 women making history can just be forgotten’ while Bella has tweeted about the situation a couple of times. The twin replied to the same tweet stating that the women’s Rumble itself should be what everyone is talking about. She also replied to a tweet that included a short interview with Rousey after the Royal Rumble went off the air saying that perhaps it would be a good idea to get the thoughts of some of the women who were in the match.
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) January 30, 2018
Sasha Banks didn’t send out a tweet but she was interviewed about Rousey on the Busted Open radio show. In so many words, Banks simply used the saying, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
“I have nothing nice to say so I can’t say anything at all,” Banks said. “I have nothing to say about it.”
The Ronda Rousey situation can be both good and bad for WWE which is likely why opinions on her arrival are so split. Just a few days into the WWE career she will have already grabbed the attention of a lot of casual fans and maybe even non-fans, which is the whole point really. As is already apparent though WWE need to be careful where they place her and who they step over in order to shine a spotlight on the former UFC star.
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