When Ronda Rousey arrived in professional wrestling, she followed a similar path as other successful fighters like Brock Lesnar in the transition from mixed martial arts to professional wrestling. Nicknamed “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey — the first female fighter ever signed with the UFC — instantly became a fan favorite and rose to the top of the WWE women’s division. Still in her first reign as the Raw Women’s Champion, Rousey is suddenly turning heel and becoming a villian.
On the March 4 episode of Raw, Rousey turned on the fans in Philadelphia and proceeded to attack Becky Lynch. On the latest episode of Ronda on the Road, one of WWE’s most-important superstars went on to trash the company in an expletive-filled rant late Monday night that certainly questions her already uncertain future with WWE.
Warning: The following video contains NSFW language.
“I’m not going out there and doing their f***ing act anymore. They can say it’s part of the act to try and save face, but it’s not an act. I’m going out there and doing whatever the hell I want and they can explain it however they want, but f*** ‘em. Everybody. WWE Universe included.
“I meant that I’m going to disrespect the sport that they all love so much. ‘Oh don’t break kayfabe Ronda!’ Wrestling is scripted. It’s made up. It’s not real. None of those b****es can f***ing touch me. The end.”
— Ronda Rousey, via YouTube
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, Rousey potentially facing both Lynch and Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 35 in a triple threat match is insurance against an injury, but that only happens if Lynch defeats Flair at WWE Fastlane, according to Stephanie McMahon. The closer to WrestleMania it gets, the further Rousey seems to be from WWE’s future plans.
Flair took to social media to reel in Rousey after she bashed the company and WWE fans everywhere.
“Can someone please remind Captain Badass here that her last two fights before coming to WWE ended with her unconscious and sobbing in the cage? Four years ago, you were untouchable. Now? Not so much. You’re a class act, @RondaRousey”Advertisement
— Charlotte Flair, via Twitter
The WWE Universe has found a temporary new heel in Rousey, but with the way the women’s division is shaking up, fans might be getting their last glimpse of her as an active WWE star before potentially leaving the company.