The Smackdown Women’s Championship match between Ronda Rousey and Shotzi at Survivor Series was criticized heavily by a former WWE writer.
At WWE Survivor Series, there were only two championship matches on the Premium Live Event from Boston. One of those matches saw Ronda Rousey defending the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Shotzi, who earned the title shot on Smackdown in the weeks leading up to the show.
It’s fair to say that Rousey’s win over Shotzi was one of the most predictable outcomes of any WWE championship match this year. While Shotzi put up a fight, Rousey picked up the easy win by applying the armbar leading to Shotzi tapping out after about seven minutes.
During a recent episode of his Wrestling With Freddie podcast, actor and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. was very critical of the match, going so far as to call it the “single worst match I have seen” while being very critical of Rousey’s performance.
“Ronda Rousey versus Shotzi. This was the single worst match I have seen in I don’t know how long and it was not Shotzi Blackheart’s fault. Shotzi did her thing in this. [Shotzi] carried Ronda through this whole match. She did everything a wrestler could do to make the other wrestler look good. But, it takes two to tango.”
“Ronda is regressing, she is not progressing. Her work is not getting better. It’s getting worse. She blew a DDT that should have been the spot of the freaking night.”
As Prinze continued, he called the match unwatchable.
“[Ronda’s] either not taking time to work with people … or, she can’t do it. If it’s the latter, which means she can’t do it, then why is she there? And I don’t think it’s that. She’s obviously athletic … It was legit unwatchable.”
There was also a report about who Rousey may be her next opponent in a title feud.