Ronda Rousey’s heel turn was best for business. WWE tried to put Rousey over as a babyface, however with the rise of The Man, the crowd became harder to persuade for the Rowdy one.
The nice Rousey was getting a bit old to see. It seemed like the WWE would eventually run out of opponents for Ronda, putting her up against Ruby Riot a few times and even Dana Brooke on Raw. It was time for Rousey to get back to the badass, not caring, trailblazer that made her a household name in the UFC.
While reigning atop the batamweight division during her MMA days, Rousey’s foul mouth and ass-kicking ways helped define her career. Rousey was defeating everyone that came her way, usually in the first round. “And still,” was repeated six different times.
She was unstoppable. She was fierce. She was a legend in the making.
Now she’s back. With the rise of The Man who noticeably pushed Rousey’s buttons on TV and over social media, Rousey’s heel turn couldn’t have come at a better moment in her pro wrestling career. Rousey is walking into her biggest match to date, in the first-ever women’s main event at WrestleMania 35.
Rousey was recently seen breaking the fourth wall in pro wrestling, dissing the business by reminding fans that it’s fake on a video for her YouTube channel. She began threatening Lynch and Flair on later episodes of Raw, claiming she would hurt them by just breathing on them. Ronda’s back to her confidant ways, not caring about what others think of her. If you don’t know by now, this is a dangerous Rousey.
She now has the potential to silence the arena on Sunday night, if she’s able to take out both Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch to retain her title. If Rousey can come out victorious, she will become a Champ Champ inside the MetLife Arena, also claiming the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Can Rousey beat The Queen and The Man on Sunday night?
The answer is obviously, yes. WrestleMania 35 marks Rousey’s singles debut on the grandest stage of them all. Why would WWE risk having Rousey lose, when Lynch is already so over with the WWE Universe? Even if she does take some time off at some point, Rousey’s time in WWE will not end after Sunday. She’s finally made the heel turn fans have been waiting for, like her counterparts in NXT.
Eventually, writers will set up the Four Horsewoman of MMA vs Four Horsewoman of WWE feud.
Rousey as a heel was the Rousey we expected to see when she first signed. In order to fully put her over with the crowd, make her feared again, and solidify herself as a true heel, she will have to come out of WrestleMania victorious in impressive fashion. The women will absolutely steal the show, so make sure to tune into WrestleMania 35 on WWE Network as Rousey makes history, yet again.