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Is Ronda Rousey The Worst Pro Wrestler Ever?

I used to love pro wrestling when I was a kid. There’s a lot of spectacle and athleticism on display, and unlike in pro football the good guy usually wins in the end. There’s just something primal about the way it’s set up, it’s basically no different from a monster of the week TV show from the ’90s like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Power Rangers.

Recently there have been some interesting documentaries about the various personalities that made pro wrestling what it was. Max Landis had the first one, Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling, which followed the career of Triple H, but Ric Flair and Andre the Giant have also been the subjects of high-profile docs recently, as well. Other than finding out Ric Flair walked around the plane with his dick out en route to shows, they were interesting and fun to watch.

You know what isn’t fun to watch? Ronda Rousey, the UFC-turned-WWE star.

That might be the worst mic work I’ve ever seen. You can’t be a heel in a pro wrestling outfit and be on the verge of tears when people boo you. Is her gimmick that she’s emotionally fragile?

You want to see what a good pro wrestling promo spot looks like? Here’s The IIconics from just a day earlier at the Royal Rumble.

That was amazing. Cathy Kelley looked like David Spade trying to keep it together during a Chris Farley bit on SNL.

Oh, but remember when I referred to Rousey as a heel earlier? She’s not, the fans are supposed to like her, she’s supposed to be the babyface. Becky Lynch, the one the fans were cheering for while Rousey was talking, is supposed to be the heel. Same with IIconics, they’re also heels but how can you not love them? And is anyone in Australia not related to one girl exactly like them? Yeah, none of you Aussies ever thought “Hey, my mate’s annoying girlfriend would be a great wrestling gimmick” but here we are, it’s a better gimmick than being Ronda Rousey.

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