Ronda Rousey returned during the 2022 Royal Rumble event after a nearly three-year absence from WWE. While she won the Smackdown Women’s Championship twice since her return, she never managed to connect with fans. Now it appears some believe that Rousey was miscast as a babyface in WWE.

The former UFC fighter made her way to WWE back in 2018, during the Royal Rumble event and immediately put the roster on notice. In the year since, she was booked as a babyface but fans never liked her as one.

Ronda Rousey has also been a heel for a while now and fans still don’t care about her. While speaking on a recent episode of Keepin’ It 100, Konnan was asked where everything went wrong for Rousey. Konnan stated that he believes Rousey was miscast as a babyface in WWE.

“Nothing’s really gone wrong with her. She was not a good babyface, okay. And plus, remember when she first came in, she marked out. She was always smiling, and she acted like a mark. And you’re supposed to be a celebrity. You should be like, you know, ‘I belong here.’ But anyway, having said that, she was miscast as a babyface.


She couldn’t take criticism. She started to go off on people on social media. So, WWE probably figured, ‘bro, she’s a good heel,’ and probably in real life because remember when they were doing Ultimate Fighter and it was her and the other girl [Miesha] Tate and how unlikeable she came off on that show.

So, you know, she is a heel in real life. She wants to, like all the other snowflakes, she wants people to constantly put her over. So, they put her as a heel, and I think she’s been a good heel. The problem is this Shayna Baszler, who I think is good, that’s her girl, and she was like, I wanna do something with Shayna, and she’s not really in anything exciting right now, you know.”

Ronda Rousey is currently engaged in a feud with Shayna Baszler after Baszler betrayed her at the WWE Money In The Bank Premium Live Event. We’ll have to wait and see how their feud will be booked in the coming weeks.

What’s your opinion on what Konnan said? Do you agree with him? Let us know in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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