Triple H Says WWE Would Love to Have Ronda Rousey Back Despite (or Maybe Because of) Everyone Hating Her

Ronda Rousey is a spectacular fighter, one of the best the UFC has ever seen. She’s also cocky, arrogant and a poor sport who assumes everyone should love her regardless of that because of her talent. This is what made watching her get knocked the f**k out by Holly Holm so satisfying on a visceral level; it had a lot of parallels to when Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, except Mike Tyson is kind of lovable.

Rousey took her first professional loss so well that she stepped away for a year, came back only to lose again and then retired from fighting to be in the WWE where they can agree to let her win in advance, which they kind of did. Rousey was kind of popular as a babyface, or fan favorite, and she had a long run as champion.

But Ronda Rousey was not Becky Lynch, probably the most popular woman in WWE history. Lynch was probably supposed to be the heel, or bad guy, in her feud with Rousey, but the fans were not having it and Rousey was forced to be the heel because the fans already hated her and loved Becky Lynch. Becky Lynch ended up beating both Rousey and Charlotte Flair, the daughter of Nature Boy Ric Flair, at Wrestlemania 35, which was Rousey’s first loss as a singles wrestler; she took it as well as she took her first UFC loss and hasn’t wrestled in over a year.

This might all be part of what pro wrestlers call kayfabe, which is the act of maintaining the illusion that pro wrestling storylines are really happening rather than scripted, but Rousey laid into WWE fans for not liking her last month, calling them “a bunch of fucking ungrateful fans that don’t even appreciate me.”

Like I said, Rousey was the bad guy when she left the WWE, and this sort of fits with that character, but that’s also just what Rousey was like before she joined the WWE.

Triple H, the husband of WWE owner Vince McMahon‘s daughter Stephanie, coincidentally just told TMZ that the WWE would love to have Rowdy Ronda back whenever she’s ready. And it just so happens that Becky Lynch, the biggest superstar of the WWE women’s division and the very person Rousey was forced to turn heel because of, is on maternity leave.

So one of two things is happening here: either the WWE is building up hype for the return of one the biggest names in their women’s division in the press or Ronda Rousey is just an unpleasant, egotistical person who is publicly airing her grievances with fans for liking someone else more than they liked her. They both seem equally likely to me.

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