Becky Lynch believes Ronda Rousey “couldn’t wrestle” and WWE mismanaged it

Ronda Rousey’s transition from UFC champion to WWE superstar was a big milestone. It was widely anticipated that she would dominate the women’s division, particularly in light of another formidable force in the industry – Becky Lynch. Fans were excited for these two giants to face off against each other, but it never happened.

According to Becky Lynch, Ronda’s rise to stardom in WWE has not left her with a positive impression. In a recent interview, The Man shared a unique perspective on Rousey’s debut match.

Becky Lynch explains how WWE mismanaged Ronda Rousey

The world of wrestling was rocked in 2017 when the world’s toughest woman Ronda Rousey left the octagon cage for WWE. While her first year was well-received by fans, her return in 2022 was marked by some rough patches.

Remember that epic WrestleMania where Becky Lynch and Ronda were supposed to be the main event? There were rumors of some backstage tension, and now The Man is adding fuel to the fire by noting Ronda “couldn’t wrestle.”

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Considering Ronda’s immense fame, Becky believed her wrestling talent just wasn’t up to standard. While speaking with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Lynch implied that Rousey wasn’t very good at wrestling. Specifically, she brought attention to the gap between Rousey’s celebrity status and her performance in the ring.

The 37-year-old noted, “She was coming from a different industry, she should’ve been handled differently… I mean this with respect, but she couldn’t wrestle. Like, what we do isn’t just something that you can have one good match and then, okay, yeah, I’m off to races… You have to be diligent about learning your craft.”

Lynch’s comments about Rousey’s wrestling skills are certainly intriguing. While she acknowledges that Ronda’s wrestling skills needed some improvement, there’s no denying Ronda’s significant impact on the women’s division.

If WWE had approached their feud story differently, Becky might have held a different opinion. After all, a well-crafted feud can elevate even average wrestlers to legendary status.

Becky Lynch’s feud with Ronda Rousey

For WWE fans, Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey was a battle of dreams, but it never happened due to a variety of reasons. After winning the Women’s Championship at SummerSlam 2018, Rousey was set to face Lynch at Survivor Series. However, the feud raged on social media until Lynch’s injury at the hands of Nia Jax postponed the match.

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Once again, their paths crossed at WrestleMania 35, and the highly anticipated epic showdown between Ronda and Becky was set to take place. But in a twist worthy of a Hollywood script, Charlotte Flair got thrown into the mix which made it a chaotic triple-threat match.

Then, Rousey’s return at the 2022 Royal Rumble didn’t get fans as excited as before, and her following matches weren’t as compelling either, which led to a short-lived feud. Now, with both wrestlers’ WWE contracts expiring soon, Rousey eyes a return to the Octagon while Lynch’s future remains uncertain.

Do you agree with Becky Lynch that Ronda Rousey couldn’t wrestle beyond her circuit fame? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

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Oh, hi, this is Md Robin Ahmed, a WWE fan and I everyday go through a slew of popular WWE stories on Sportszion. Watching Big Show's Showstopper was the beginning of my passion for WWE, though I have to say that his Chokeslam is not one of my favorite moves. Over time, my love for professional wrestling has intensified, mostly due to the Shield, and my all-time favorite wrestler in WWE is Big Dog. I would give everything to be able to be within a few feet of him to witness his iconic Superman Punch and Spear. My major is engineering, but I'm most happy when I'm doing something artistic that doesn't put me under any pressure. Watching them wrestle and discuss their matches is always fun for me. And I've finally discovered a career that gives me fun since it allows me to with my dream heroes lifestyle. So, Welcome! I'd love to hear from you on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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