In the March 4 episode of Raw Ronda Rousey made a turn-heel, brutally attacking Becky Lynch and taking it out on the audience at the arena. On March 10, in Fastlane, she intervened in the match between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, voluntarily hitting Lynch and making her win by disqualification.
On April 7, at WrestleMania 35, Rousey lost the Raw Women's Championship to Becky Lynch in a Triple Threat match which also included Charlotte Flair; during the match she suffered an injury to her right hand, which forced her to stop for several months.
Speaking on her YouTube page, the former UFC superstar explained what she learned from WWE: “What I learned in the WWE is you have to put over, if you’re going to drop the title, you gotta put the next person over on the way out, because you have to keep that momentum going and make that title mean something, and if I just retired undefeated and left all those girls there, they would have had no credibility because I didn’t give them any.
The way everything ended up was the best it could have been for the division because they got to take my credibility and run with it instead of letting me run away with it. That might have been what I wanted selfishly but what I wanted most is for the division and the sport to succeed and so what happened was what needed to happen, and it took me taking my identity away from just being a fighter to realize that”.