AMONG many headlines on a very busy week for the Sports activities Leisure business was the truth that Ronda Rousey had not solely proven up on the Royal Rumble, however signed a WWE contract to be a part of the corporate going ahead.
A lot of the world targeted on the primary chapter of this new story. I, although, could not assist however research chapters two and three, and look forward to halfway by means of the e-book. Why don’t you learn together with me?
Doubtless, the looks on the Rumble was massively eye-catching. Rumours had been swirling – rumours all the time swirl, by no means float, hover or spin…all the time with the swirling – for a while that Ronda was not solely WWE-sure, however would present up in Philadelphia for the Rumble.
A few of the scuttlebutt was even that she would win the primary ever ladies’s Rumble match.
She didn’t, however to all intents and functions, her look was the primary occasion; it was definitely the departing picture on the display because the PPV went off air.
A really sound opening chapter, most will agree.
Some might recommend, and it might be a truthful argument, that her look overshadowed the ladies that labored onerous to make historical past.
However her legit star energy should certainly be taken under consideration, and if the females of WWE are to proceed to make historical past – by the best way, terrific news that they’ll have their very own elimination chamber match – then as many eyes on them, for no matter cause, has to be thought-about constructive.
Ronda didn’t seem on both Monday Night time Uncooked or Smackdown Stay this week, however her identify was definitely a frequently speaking matter.
Clips and stills have been proven of Ronda trying to shake palms with Asuka solely to be rebuffed, and we noticed Ms Rousey pointing a little awkwardly to the Wrestlemania signal, indicating that we will anticipate her in a function match on the largest present of all in simply over 9 weeks’ time.
The match she might have is a little bit of a moot level in the intervening time. It could be a title match towards Alexa Bliss, Charlotte, or one other of the prevailing ladies on the roster.
Asuka could forgo her title shot to tackle the Rowdy One, or maybe Ronda’s vacation spot is the oft-mentioned Web dream match of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon towards Ronda and The Rock.
Both approach, it might be truthful to anticipate the debuting Rousey to be the gang favorite, taking over and vanquishing her first opponent on her method to conquering the world.
However will it be so simple as that?
WWE followers, you could have observed, don’t all the time comply with their prescribed position.
Of their eyes, followers ought to rise as one to love and adore John Cena and Roman Reigns, in addition to plucky up-and- comer Jason Jordan.
In the meantime, Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens, amongst others, ought to be despised. But, when the music hits, the response is usually the precise reverse from the one desired.
Let’s assume again to the sooner remark from some about Ronda taking the limelight. There was a large motion to recognize the women of wrestling, and rightly so.
However WWE’s encouragement to their followers to be a part of the WWE Ladies’s Revolution has given the Universe a cause to present loyalty in the direction of their very own. Is she seen as an outsider leaping the queue?
In chapters two and three – Uncooked and Smackdown – I sensed an unwell-at- ease crowd each time Rousey was talked about.
Certainly, when Charlotte talked of Ronda, the gang truly booed.
The WWE crowd love Charlotte and Asuka. They boo Alexa, however solely as a result of they’re supposed to, Alexa is that good at her job.
The purpose is, they’re all revered by the viewers, no matter their heroic or villainous position.
In the event that they go for a one-on- one match with Ronda and one of many above, I feel Rousey is getting booed.
Think about WWE’s prime brass shifting of their seats when Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey win the final two matches on Wrestlemania, and New Orleans boos them up the Bayou.
Teaming Ronda with Rock towards Hunter and Steph might save her for one night time, however I think the considerably not-for-turning WWE viewers is probably going to activate her ultimately.
So why not play into it? No matter you do at Mania, you wait till the night time afterwards, a historically rambunctious night time with sudden twists. Cue this man.
“Women and gentleman, my identify is Paul Heyman, and I introduce to you my latest shopper..RRRRRonda RRRRRousey.”
Embrace it, I say. Let Paul E weave his magic on the stick, and virtually beg the WWE viewers to resent Ronda, who wrecks her approach by way of the ladies’s roster.
Ultimately, when Ronda is handed her first loss, by Charlotte, Asuka or whoever it might be, it’ll be momentous.
Additionally, are you able to think about the scope for teaming Brock and Ronda collectively? Brock and Ronda because the Uncooked female and male champs towards Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka because the Smackdown title holders, anybody?
Now that’s a chapter I would really like to see.
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