Eric Bischoff Explains Why He Was Never Impressed by Ronda Rousey

Eric Bischoff Admits That He Never Thought Highly of Ronda Rousey in the WWE

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Eric Bischoff Explains Why He Was Never Impressed by Ronda Rousey
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Ronda Rousey, at the time WWE signed her, was one of the most valuable stars that the WWE had. Ronda Rousey was mostly known for her MMA skills. In the UFC, Ronda was considered by many as the best female MMA fighter for a long time.

She had a big undefeated streak that ended when she lost her first match and her UFC Title to Holly Holmes. That was the beginning of the end of her UFC and MMA career.

Eric Bischoff Admits That He Never Thought Highly of Ronda Rousey in the WWE

Most casual fans had high expectations from Ronda Rousey.

She was immediately put in the main event scene and quickly became the Raw Women’s Title. She also wrestled some of the best stars that the WWE had at the time. She recently ended her second run in the WWE, and according to reports she will most likely not return.

Eric Bischoff recently spoke about Ronda on his 83 Weeks podcast. Eric admitted that he was not a big fan of Ronda and wasn’t expecting anything special from her. "I've never had a real high opinion on Ronda," Bischoff admitted.

"In MMA I did ... nothing but respect for her background ... but when she got knocked out by Holly Holm, that was it. That changed her dramatically." Before her first defeat, Ronda has a fantastic MMA career and was one of UFC’s most successful fighters.

She was the first Women’s Bantamweight Champion that the UFC had. However, people did not expect that she would be completely knocked out by Holly Holm in November 2015. According to Eric, Ronda was never the same after that loss.

"Look, you get knocked out — and she got knocked the f*** out — I think something changed," Bischoff said. "Right or wrong, it's just the way I feel, the vibe I get from her." Bischoff feels that Rousey's bitterness carried over into her WWE run, and felt it was a misstep for creative to position her as a babyface from the get-go.

"When they brought her into WWE and made her a babyface, it didn't make sense to me," Bischoff said. "Because she's not a babyface ... I always had this feeling ... that she was in it for the payday [and] wasn't really passionate about what she was doing."

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