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WWE Hall Of Famer Says Ronda Rousey Is Overrated & Not A Big Name In Wrestling

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During Friday’s ROH TV taping, Ronda Rousey made her debut in Ring Of Honor Wrestling, as she teamed up with her friend Marina Shafir to take on ROH Women’s World Champion Athena & Billie Starkz in a rematch from their bout at Wrestling REVOLVER “Unreal” event.

You can watch her debut entrance below:

Fightful Select reported the following about Rousey’s AEW status:

“The hope is that Ronda Rousey’s appearance in Ring Of Honor can help generate some subscriptions for the Honor Club service.

She’s currently on a handshake deal and has not signed with AEW or ROH as of Friday night.”

During the post-Full Gear media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan said Rousey’s ROH match was a one-off appearance for the time being:

“She is not signed, but we had a great conversation. It came about because there was some unfinished business.

Ronda was happy to come here. She was great, the crowd was really excited to see her, and it was a great match.”

Khan ended by saying that he’d love to have Rousey back.

On his podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff had the following to say about Rousey as professional wrestler:

“Eh, I think she’s… I don’t want to say overrated, but I think in terms of the professional wrestling industry, she’s overrated.

Obviously very accomplished mixed martial artists, very accomplished in judo. Phenomenal athlete, but she never clicked for me in WWE despite a push from the gods. She got an amazing push, but there was something lacking with her, and she never clicked with me.

I don’t think she really clicked with the audience. Not long after she first arrived. I think the shine kind of wore off the star pretty quickly, and I never got the feeling that she was really serious about the industry.

I just don’t think she’s as big a name as people sometimes think she is. I don’t think she’d matter to a buyer. I don’t think there’s going to be a media buyer out there or a programming buyer out there, or an executive that’s going, ‘Oh, wait a minute, you got Ronda Rousey. I wasn’t too sure about this deal, but now I really want to do it.’ I don’t see that.”

Rousey’s last match in WWE took place at SummerSlam 2023, where she lost to Shayna Baszler in an MMA Rules Match.

WATCH: Ronda Rousey In A Bikini:

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