Ronda Rousey ended a rollercoaster 2022 by losing her SmackDown Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair on December 30th.
Rousey returned to the company as a surprise entrant in the 2022 women’s Royal Rumble and went on to win the match. Although she lost her championship match to Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 38, she avenged the defeat a month later to win the SmackDown Women’s Title.
The former UFC star later lost the title to Morgan before regaining it at Extreme Rules. While Rousey was busy adding to her impressive CV, her performances were met with mixed responses from fans who criticised her in-ring work and attitude.
Ronda Rousey Back On WWE SmackDown
After taking a break, Ronda Rousey returned to the blue brand to once again stand side by side with Shayna Baszler. On the show Natalya came to the ring to address her issues with Baszler, branding her a “knock-off Ronda Rousey.”
This brought out Baszler and eventually Rousey who proceeded to put a beatdown on the veteran.
After calling @QoSBaszler a "knock off version of @RondaRousey," @NatbyNature faces the wrath of both of them… 👀#SmackDownpic.twitter.com/fnsglsiuMt
— WWE (@WWE) February 11, 2023
It has been reported that Ronda Rousey could be set for a championship match at WrestleMania 39 when she teams with Shayna Baszler. The report states that Rousey and Baszler will be aiming to win the Women’s Tag Team Titles.
Ronda Rousey has been open about her desire to compete in the tag team division on a regular basis for a number of months. Speaking after her defeat to Flair, the star claimed that she was “tired” of The Queen and wanted to “take over” the tag team division.
The former UFC star has a mixed record at WrestleMania where she won on her debut in 2018. However, since then she lost to Becky Lynch in a Triple Threat Match in 2019 and lost to Charlotte Flair in 2022.