Ronda Rousey made her WWE in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34, where she teamed up with Kurt Angle to defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Rousey was part of the first-ever women’s WrestleMania main event.
Ronda Rousey’s second WWE run began at the Royal Rumble in 2022. However, her run was widely criticized by many fans and wrestling personalities. During that time, she held the SmackDown Women’s Championship and the Women’s Tag Team Title. Last August, Rousey departed the company after losing to Shayna Baszler in an MMA Rules match.
This past Friday, Ronda Rousey competed in a tag team match at ROH tapings. She received a somewhat positive reaction from fans regarding her in-ring skills.
On the 83 Weeks podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff stated that Rousey is an accomplished Judo and MMA fighter. However, Bischoff added that Rousey is overrated in terms of pro wrestling.
“I don’t want to say [Ronda Rousey] is overrated, but I think in terms of the professional wrestling industry, she’s overrated. Obviously very accomplished mixed martial artist, very accomplished in judo. Phenomenal athlete, but she never clicked for me in WWE despite a push from the gods. She got an amazing push, but there was something lacking with her, and she never clicked with me. I don’t think she really clicked with the audience. Not long after she first arrived, I think the shine kind of wore off the star pretty quickly, and I never got the feeling that she was really serious about the industry.”Eric Bischoff