Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest names in all of sports entertainment but not every wrestler that she’s worked with has been a fan. The star power associated with Rousey led to her developing a polarizing reputation in the industry. Quite a few wrestlers felt like she was hard to work with due to variables in play.
Find out what caused wrestlers to develop negative reactions to Rousey in the wrestling world.
Lana was one of the most outspoken wrestlers against Ronda Rousey when Rousey made comments making fun of the industry for being fake. The injuries suffered by Lana and some of her friends made her take offense to Rousey’s comments.
There were quite a few social media posts from Lana in general throwing shade at Rousey for her various actions in WWE. Quite a few women on the roster felt Ronda was taking the top spot away from the full-time stars.
Rusev was still in WWE when Ronda Rousey made comments insulting the wrestling fans and joking about the wrestling industry being fake. The social media opinions from Lana usually see Rusev supporting and vice versa as a couple.
Rousey ripping the industry during her angle with Becky Lynch saw Rusev calling her out on social media. Rusev claimed that her being such a strong character was also scripted to make his voice heard on the situation.
3. Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss was the wrestler chosen to put over Ronda Rousey when the latter won the Raw Women’s Championship for the first time. WWE specifically picked Bliss as a heel to get heat for Rousey’s win to mean more.
Bliss reportedly disliked working with Ronda due to her reckless in-ring style causing injuries. The shade thrown at Rousey from Alexa in a group chat with other WWE women confirmed the heat and the timing did see Bliss miss out on many months of action after getting banged up.
4. Booker T
The legendary Booker T was vocal against Ronda Rousey calling wrestling fake in a derogatory manner. Booker made his opinion known both on WWE Backstage and on his own radio show away from WWE.
Many old school wrestlers felt the same way, especially since Rousey was making seven-figures for her work in the fake industry. Booker said he enjoyed Ronda’s work but he clearly was upset about her attitude.
5. Nia Jax
Nia Jax has been the most vocal WWE star against Ronda Rousey since the latter left WWE. Any controversial comment from Rousey is often followed up by Jax responding. Nia even threatened to knock Ronda out after Rousey called wrestling fake.
Alexa Bliss being a close friend of Jax outside of the ring caused some of the tension when Ronda injured her in some of their house show matches. Nia clearly has no desire to make peace with Rousey based on her volatile comments.