During Monday Night Raw, WWE showed footage of former UFC champion Ronda Rousey training for her upcoming debut. In the video, WWE various talent on the women’s roster talking about her accomplishments along with footage of her training in the ring. The video can be seen below.
On the most recent installment of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the reasoning behind the video package, stating that it might have had something to do with the resentment that fans have towards Ronda Rousey.
They know there is a resentment or there appears to be a resentment. You never know how strong it is until you really see it; until she comes out. We will see on Sunday. It’s a hardcore fan group in Vegas. Maybe Vegas will be a good city for her, who knows. You don’t know, you really don’t know what’s going to happen or how people are going to react. I can see with this footage they were really trying to make sure she didn’t get booed as much as they can. There is nothing that makes you like someone in theory than watching them train their asses off at your thing.