Ronda Rousey left WWE following her match against Shayna Baszler at SummerSlam last year. Since then, she’s been openly critical of her time with the company, sharing a lot of negative remarks about WWE. These comments led to a ton of backlash and Rousey has been called out once again recently.

Rousey criticized WWE for giving only Logan Paul the time and resources to rehearse and prepare, unlike other stars, including herself. She claimed she had an “instant classic” first match because she had six weeks to prepare. Nevertheless, she never got the same opportunity again.

On the Behind The Turnbuckle podcast, Jonathan Coachman criticized Ronda Rousey, stating that during his time with WWE, he never saw her put in the work needed to succeed in the business. Coachman accused Rousey of avoiding responsibility for her shortcomings and said she blamed others for her lack of success.

Coachman referenced the statement Rousey made about Logan Paul. Coachman found this type of attitude infuriating, arguing that she didn’t make the effort to hone her craft, unlike top wrestlers like Becky Lynch. He noted that Lynch even criticized Rousey’s in-ring abilities, pointing out that after her initial successful debut, people expected more from her, but she couldn’t deliver.


“She recently touched on Logan Paul and said, and this is what drives me insane about certain competitors when they blame other things and blame other people. She said this, Tommy, and I want your reaction to it: ‘If I had the preparation time,’ and I’m paraphrasing: ‘If I had the ability to have the research and the company behind me and all the time to prepare my matches because I had a great first match because I had that time, then I could have done more great things also.”

Coachman remarked that Rousey didn’t take ownership of her own shortcomings and claimed she rarely saw her practicing or working out in the ring during the day when she had the opportunity. He said that her first big match set high expectations, which she failed to meet. The perception of passing the buck, according to Coachman, does not align with the work ethic required to excel in WWE.

“You couple that with Becky Lynch saying: ‘She could never wrestle. That first big match was her downfall because everybody expected that.’ Seeing all of these quotes and the way that it seems like to me, she hasn’t taken ownership of anything during her time in the WWE. And that’s a little bit frustrating because I didn’t see her one time when I was there, not once, walk out to the ring, work out during the day, put in the time when she had all the time in the world. So, I don’t buy the passing the buck, do you?” 

Ronda Rousey has also retired from professional wrestling for good, but has been labeled bitter woman for her anti-WWE remarks. Nevertheless, Rousey doesn’t care what others have to say about her and that is all that matters.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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