Ronda Rousey was reportedly spoken to about her attitude following a recent promo on Monday Night Raw.
A new report has claimed that Ronda Rousey was spoken to backstage following a recent promo. Rousey returned to Monday Night Raw on January 31st after winning the Royal Rumble two nights before.
On Raw, Rousey clashed with Becky Lynch, eventually leaving the The Man laying. The former UFC star’s promo seemed to fall flat with the live crowd and was later criticised online. It has now come to light that the promo wasn’t well received backstage either.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Rousey was spoken to about her attitude and how she presented herself in the promo.
“I believe that people were talking to her about Monday. She acknowledged the fans. She was very very bitter coming back, and I think that that was not a good attitude to have, especially since she’s being portrayed as a babyface.
“People, when they saw her, go, ‘Oh my God, she’s being a heel’, and it’s like, ‘No, that’s just Ronda’, and then they had to talk her out of… basically going, ‘These people are cheering you, you have to acknowledge them, you don’t mean-mug them’.”
“I know people who talked to her about certain things. It was explained that you have to let that go (the fans turning on her), because if you’re gonna be bitter about that, you’re not gonna be a very good babyface.”
After her appearance on Raw, Rousey headed to SmackDown where she revealed the identity of her WrestleMania 38 opponent.
On February 4th and it was Charlotte Flair who made her way to the ring first. She was quickly joined by Sonya Deville who said that she had been told by Becky Lynch that she would be facing Rousey at WrestleMania. With that in mind, Flair then challenged Sasha Banks to a match at the ‘Show of Shows.’
However, there was one more twist to come as Rousey came to get involved in proceedings. The former Raw Women’s Champion said that Flair was one of many women that she owed an ass kicking too, before declaring that she would face The Queen at WrestleMania 38.
H/t to WrestleTalk for the transcription.