Ronda Rousey is possibly the most well-known name to make her way from the world of combat sports to professional wrestling. She continues to hone her craft and is now more comfortable in her current role as well.
Since losing the Smackdown Women’s Championship to Liv Morgan, Ronda Rousey has been embroiled in a bitter feud with Morgan. Fans also became tired of Liv Morgan by that time.
At WWE Extreme Rules, Ronda Rousey challenged Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in an Extreme Rules match. When all was said and done, Rousey defeated Morgan to become the new champion.
However, the match was widely panned for a variety of reasons. While speaking on his Jim Cornette Experience podcast, Jim Cornette criticized the match for not being authentic, among other things.
“So the babyface in this equation is trying to use a baseball bat against the heel, but the heel keeps taking it away from her and throwing it away. But God, I want to take drugs. How about a new drug, one that won’t make me watch wrestling? [co-host Brian Last asks, ‘Which drug is that?’] Whatever drugs these people are f*cking taking.
But Liv Morgan rolls in the ring after getting hit with a bat six times, starts a comeback, and then Liv gets the bat and hits Ronda Rousey with it nine times. A 120 pound blonde Barbie just hit Ronda Rousey nine times with a baseball bat.”
Rousey is also a proper heel in WWE. We will have to wait and see just how Ronda Rousey is booked as the Smackdown Women’s Champion. Perhaps she will have a proper reign this time around.
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