Despite adding to her list of WWE accolades in 2022, Ronda Rousey has come in for significant criticism from some fans for her performances and perceived bad attitude.
After a mixed performance at Survivor Series, “Fire Ronda Rousey” trended on social media for two days after the event. With Rousey’s stock with WWE’s fanbase seemingly at an all-time low, the star lost the SmackDown Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair on the December 30th edition of the blue brand.
Despite this, criticism for the former UFC star just keeps on coming.
Teddy Long Says Ronda Rousey “Isn’t A Wrestling Person”
During an appearance on Sportskeeda’s “One on One” show, WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long weighed on Rousey’s performances.
Long first explained that while Rousey is a “great woman in person,” she is not a “wrestling person.”
“She’s just not a wrestling person to me. Great woman in person, I had a chance to meet her one time at one of the WrestleMania’s.”
The veteran agreed with co-host Mac Davis’ suggestion that she has “lost her shine,” before adding that she doesn’t care about the industry.
“That’s exactly how I feel. I don’t think she cares anything about our business. I don’t think she takes professional wrestling serious. I think with her, it’s all about Ronda Rousey. She’s one of the people I think would go into business for themselves. Like I said, great person but this business is different. You gotta take this real serious.”
It has been reported that Ronda Rousey’s defeat to Charlotte Flair was not a way to write her off television, and she will remain “in the mix.” The same report stated that the star remains advertised for a number of events and there is a plan for her at the Royal Rumble on January 28th.
H/t to WrestlingNewsCo