After many months of speculation on when Ronda Rousey would sign a WWE contract, the company officially announced the signing after the 2018 Royal Rumble. According to ESPN, “Ronda Rousey has agreed to terms with WWE to perform for the company as a full-time professional wrestler.” However, for Rousey to be a successful character, she must embrace her previous failures.
Due to this, the WWE should attempt to convince Ronda on the idea of doing a documentary or sit down interview about her failures. During the discussion, she could explain that her failures to have mental breakdowns because she invests a lot of time and energy into preparing for an athletic competition. When a person trains for a contest, they usually spend several hours a day studying or practicing the game plan for the opposition. As the bout approaches, the person starts to gain confidence because he or she is aware that they left no stone unturned. Therefore if the person loses the contest, they experience an emotional and mental breakdown because that person can’t deal with another competitor being better than them.
After the interview airs, a woman superstar should cut a promo on how Rousey is a liar and that she runs away from her problems. For instance, they could point out how Ronda didn’t train for multiple months after her loss to Holly Holm. Furthermore, the person can mention how Ronda didn’t seek an immediate rematch in an attempt to avenge her loss versus Holm. The following week, Ronda cuts a promo acknowledging that there is a history of her running away from problems but states that she is a different person now. Over the next couple weeks, the woman keeps mentioning her failures to get Ronda to snap and have a breakdown. Unfortunately, her attempts are unsuccessful, but Rousey challenges the woman to a match because she is tired of being ridiculed for her past transgressions.
During this match, she has the woman in the armbar, and the woman decides to turn over on her stomach to get on her knees and begin standing up. Once she is up on her feet, she wants to punch Rousey in an attempt to loosen the submission repeatedly. However, before she can do that the referee starts counting because Ronda’s shoulders are on the mat. The woman wins the match because Rousey isn’t used to the rules of professional wrestling. On the next set of TV tapings, the woman brags about how she won and that Rousey won’t be coming back because of her track record after losses. However, Ronda Rousey comes out and says I want a rematch at the next network special. At the event, Rousey beats the woman and cuts a promo where she states don’t make the mistakes I’ve made, always face your problems head-on instead of running away from them.
In conclusion, this type of storyline would add some depth to the Ronda Rousey character and hopefully it would help her start a long-lasting connection with WWE fans.