Ronda Rousey has never been shy about expressing herself and that hasn’t changed since she joined WWE.
While her honesty has won her a number of fans, others feel that with regard to professional wrestling, she hasn’t earned the right to be critical of others.
In the run-up to WrestleMania 39, Rousey took WWE to task on social media for their handling of her feud through the summer of 2022 with Liv Morgan. The former UFC star said that the pair had been “hamstrung by a bunch of octogenarians,” accusing management of putting minimal effort into women’s storylines.
Interestingly, it was reported that Rousey had some support within the locker room, and wasn’t alone in feeling frustrated.
However, WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long has questioned why Rousey made the comments she did. Speaking on Sportskeeda’s Wrestling Time Machine, he stated that to make critical comments such as those you’ve “got to be around” and “know what you’re talking about.”
“I like her. I’ve met her, and she is a really nice person, but, to me, she just doesn’t show that she has the interest in pro wrestling like a person that has been in the business like myself. You’ve got to show some type of dedication.
Maybe this comment that she made, I don’t really understand what it is, but when you’re going to make statements like that, you’ve got to be around, you’ve got to be in this business for some time, you’ve got to know what you’re talking about. Like I said, I just am not really even going to comment on it because I don’t understand any of it
Ronda Rousey Not Cleared For In-Ring Return
In the weeks prior to WrestleMania, it was revealed that Ronda Rousey had suffered a hairline fracture in her arm. Despite this, she still wrestled at the spectacular, although she stayed well out of the action for the majority of the Women’s WrestleMania showcase.
It has been reported that Rousey still isn’t cleared to wrestle properly, but was determined to compete at WrestleMania no matter what.
H/t to Sportskeeda