The former WWE RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey recently made her epic return at Royal Rumble and won the Women’s Royal Rumble match. She is set to challenge Charlotte Flair for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. Though fans have backed her up this time around, it was not the case a few years back. ‘The Baddest Woman On The Planet’ recently revealed how she felt after WrestleMania 35 when she received a negative reception from the crowd.
Ronda Rousey opens up on the negative fan chants
Rousey had squared off against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a triple threat match at WrestleMania 35 with both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championship on the line. Rousey seemed in pole position to leave victorious but Becky Lynch amazingly turned the table to become the double champion and left the marquee event as ‘Becky Two Belts’.
The former UFC star recently admitted that she experienced a lot of hostility from the audience when she was playing a babyface. She said that it was one of the most uncomfortable things she’s ever felt. She added that she felt trapped in her role as a babyface and could not reveal how she felt about them. Being a heel was what truly liberated her and she went that path:
“I walked out of the stadium at WrestleMania, my knuckle was shattered, I could not even turn my hand to put it on my hip and everyone was booing me out of the stadium and I was just like “Man, fu*k these people, I can’t wait to go home. And like people forget, they have short memories kind of thing. When I left the WWE I was getting booed out of the stadium like every day for months and I think one of the most uncomfortable and disingenuous I ever felt was when I had to be a babyface and the crowd was being hostile towards me and I just can’t tell how exactly I fu*king felt.”
“I was stuck between ‘do I stay true to myself until these people f**k themselves or do I, respect Vince, who has done so much for me, and not go against what he wants me to do?’ So when I finally got to turn heel, I loved it because I felt like it kind of finally got to be myself.”
WrestleMania 38 is right around the corner and we will have to see if Rousey can dethrone ‘The Queen’ of the SmackDown Women’s title at the ‘Shows of Shows’.