After shining in mixed martial arts between 2012 and 2017, Ronda Rousey has decided to enter the world of wrestling. The Riverside champion signed her first deal with WWE in early 2018, before making her debut the following April at WrestleMania 34.
'Rowdy' immediately took off the whim of defeating Stephanie McMahon and Triple H paired with the legendary Kurt Angle. On August 19, at SummerSlam, she won the Raw Women's Championship, keeping it for 232 days.
After a long period of inactivity, Ronda returned to WWE in January of this year by winning the women's Royal Rumble match to general amazement. In the latest edition of the 'Drive Thru' podcast, former WWE manager Jim Cornette said that Rousey doesn't try hard enough to make her character work and that she isn't really in love with wrestling.
Jim Cornette takes a shot at Ronda Rousey
"Ronda Rousey is back in the ring without having devoted enough time to training, I would say that it is quite evident. I am starting to think that Ronda does what is most convenient for her at the time" - explained Jim Cornette.
“After becoming a big star in the UFC and MMA world, she had a chance to make a lot of money by signing a deal with WWE and she didn't think twice. She is not really interested in this business. She does not convey the feeling of an athlete having fun in the ring, quite the opposite.
Her promos about her are disastrous, she can't show her personality and she doesn't do anything to improve” - he added to her dose. Jim then commented on the umpteenth return of Brock Lesnar: “There have been some unexpected events in the last few weeks.
The injuries of Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes were a major blow to WWE, which had big plans for the two of them. In the face of these events, the company had to make quick decisions ahead of SummerSlam. They don't want the most important PPV of the summer to turn out to be a flop.
That's why they called Brock back”. While talking to Rousey, Angle mentioned the fact that pro wrestling has pre-determined winners. The reigning WWE SmackDown Women's Champion responded by stating that it was more than just physicality that makes something real.
“It really does help a lot and I don’t think pro wrestlers understand how much that it helps because a lot of times I’ll hear people be so offended that like, ‘How dare you call this fake! There’s no fake way to go through a table,'” or ‘This injury is real.’ And I’m like, ‘You guys, it’s not like the physical toll that makes something real.' ”