Ronda Rousey has reportedly been spoken to about one of her promos since returning to WWE, and warned not to be “bitter” with the way she is treated by the fans.
After making her return to the company as the 28th entrant and eventually winner of the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble match, Ronda Rousey appeared on both Raw and SmackDown the following week to hype up which title she would be challenging for at WrestleMania.
On the red brand’s show 48 hours after her win, Rousey ended up laying out Becky Lynch. However, her promo received little reaction from the crowd in attendance, and a new report claims that it also didn’t go down too well backstage.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer commented that Ronda Rousey was spoken to about not being bitter towards the fans turning on her, and needed to conduct herself differently to be a babyface.
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.
Following that appearance, Ronda Rousey headed to SmackDown and made her decision on who to face at ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’.
Whilst Sonya Deville was under the impression that ‘The Baddest Woman On The Planet’ was going to challenge for Lynch’s Raw Women’s Championship, that wasn’t the case. Charlotte Flair attempted to issue a challenge to Sasha Banks for WrestleMania, however Rousey made her presence known and said that she owed ‘The Queen’ an ass kicking and formally made her challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
With thanks to WrestleTalk for the transcription.