A WWE Hall of Famer has questioned how much Ronda Rousey cares about wrestling and thinks that she could go “into business” for herself.
Ronda Rousey made her name as an Olympic judoka, winning a bronze medal at the Beijing Games in 2008 before going on to revolutionise the world of MMA through her show-stealing fights in the UFC.
In 2018, Rousey stunned the world when she joined WWE, making her in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34 teaming with Kurt Angle to defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Rousey made history along with Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch when the three women became the first in history to headline a WrestleMania in 2019.
Following that, Ronda Rousey took a break from pro wrestling before re-emerging in WWE at the 2022 Royal Rumble. She won that year’s women’s Rumble match but was unsuccessful in challenging Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 38. She did eventually unseat Flair as champion but The Queen got her revenge on the last SmackDown of 2022 when she returned after an absence and defeated Rousey for the title.
Despite her prowess and success in the ring, it seems not everyone thinks Ronda Rousey and pro wrestling go hand in hand. Speaking on Sportskeeda’s One on One, Teddy Long gave his thoughts on how seriously he thinks Ronda Rousey takes the pro wrestling business:
“She’s just not a wrestling person to me. Great woman in person, I had a chance to meet her one time at one of the WrestleManias.”
“[…] I don’t think she cares anything about our business. I don’t think she takes professional wrestling serious. I think with her, it’s all about Ronda Rousey. She’s one of the people I think would go into business for themselves. Like I said, great person but this business is different. You gotta take this real serious.”
Recent reports have suggested that a huge WrestleMania match featuring Rousey is now looking “very unlikely” following her title loss to Charlotte Flair.