WWE creative has a lot to do with the success of any angle in the company. No matter how much effort they give a storyline, it still needs to connect with fans to be successful. It seems that creative is taking the blame for Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler’s lackluster build into their SummerSlam collision.

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The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that the Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler match did not connect with fans as it needed to. That being said, even fans in Ford Field used that match as bathroom break during the show, and you can click here for that video footage.

It was further noted that WWE’s creative team is taking the blame for this match, as Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler made the most of their MMA Rules match. It seems that blame was passed around over this match not getting over as some wanted it to.


The match didn’t connect with the audience and we were told that creative was blamed for not doing their ideas and creative blamed them for doing only their ideas, so it was one of those stories where nobody really got what they wanted in the match. They beat the hell out of each other to an audience there to see pro wrestling, so ultimately that style of a stiff realistic fight is not what a WWE stadium sized audience wants and it’s a lesson. This same match may have torn down the house at Bloodsport in front of a few hundred, but that’s not this audience. Baszler ended up taking a horrible beating in trying to pull off what they were trying to accomplish. She ended up with a black eye that was swollen, bruised and almost shut, and a broken right thumb from likely throwing stiff shots, and other assorted injuries, but still worked Raw two days later but looked physically like she had just gotten out of a mugging and wasn’t moving all that well.

Ronda Rousey is now gone from WWE, even though she might still be on the company’s internal rosters. Ringside News exclusively reported that the creative team was told that she will not be available, and that hiatus is not likely to change, if ever, for a very long time.

Shayna Baszler did show up on RAW, and it looked like she was hit by a truck at SummerSlam. WWE is going to give her everything they can to make sure that Ronda Rousey’s rub on the way out of the company sticks.

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