Returning to WWE as a surprise entrant in the 2022 women’s Royal Rumble match, Ronda Rousey ultimately won the contest, last dumping Charlotte Flair out of the ring. This led the duo to a SmackDown Women’s Championship clash at WrestleMania 35 that was one by Flair; Rousey ultimately won the rematch at WrestleMania Backlash.
Her current run has felt remarkably different to when ‘The Baddest Woman on the Planet’ first arrived in WWE. Before, Ronda Rousey was presented as a legitimate fighter, whereas now, she feels like a fighter who can also adapt to a wrestling style. This has seen an increased presence on the finer art of professional wrestling, while maintaining her trademark MMA style.
Ronda Rousey Explains How Her Second WWE Run Has Been Easier
Speaking on the latest edition of Ronda On The Road on her YouTube channel, the reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion opened up on her current run with WWE. She stated how this period has been easier for her, believing that she now has a voice after paying her dues:
“I think this run is easier because I kind of know how things work around here and I’ve kind of paid up more of my dues. I have put enough time here that they’ll at least hear me out and explain to me why I’m wrong if I am, you know, and that way I learned something. I think I feel like I have more of a voice this time and confidence to use it.”
Ronda Rousey began her second reign with the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Extreme Rules, besting Liv Morgan. She’ll next defend the blue brand’s strap against Shotzi at Survivor Series: WarGames on November 26, following the one-time NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion’s victory in a Six Pack Challenge on the latest Friday Night SmackDown.