Ronda Rousey “Never Comfortable” In WWE Says Eric Bischoff

Ronda Rousey with her hood up at WWE WrestleMania 34

‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey has been a wrestling fan since before she could talk but to some, her time in WWE has not lived up to the potential she reached in her previous career as an MMA fighter.

Ronda Rousey led the women’s revolution in combat sports as she became a must-see fighter during her incredible run in the UFC. Rousey made the move to WWE in 2018, spending just over a year with the company that culminated in the first-ever women’s WrestleMania main event.

Rousey returned to WWE in 2022 winning the women’s Royal Rumble and eventually holding the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Despite her in-ring success, there are some that haven’t taken to Rousey in the pro wrestling sphere and believe that Rousey hasn’t particularly taken to the business, one of those people is Eric Bischoff.

Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, the former WCW boss explained that he doesn’t feel that Ronda Rousey has the required passion for WWE:

“All I can tell you is that from the moment she arrived in WWE, I didn’t feel a connection to her. I mean, let me say that differently. I didn’t feel as though she made a connection to the audience. There was something there that wasn’t complete. The connection is like 90%. I never felt that she was comfortable in WWE as a character. Just a feeling.”

“With Ronda, it’s not a lack of talent. It’s not a lack of potential. I just don’t feel she’s as passionate about it. There’s definitely professional commitment on her part, I’m sure. I know she really wants this, and I know how hard it is for her to do what she’s doing, especially given the amount of pressure that’s on her because of who she is and the expectations that come with that.”

Bischoff then went on to contrast his feelings on Rousey to how he feels about WWE newcomer Logan Paul who he says he feels a connection:

“I don’t know. She’s not there yet. I’ve never felt that connection and I still don’t. Logan Paul, I felt the connection immediately. I felt like Logan felt like he was born for this, whereas with Ronda, I feel like she wants to do this, and there’s just a subtle difference between being born for it and wanting to do it.”

The candid Ronda Rousey recently expressed her displeasure with WWE over the handling of her 2022 feud with Liv Morgan.