Ronda Rousey made her long-awaited return to WWE at the Royal Rumble and is now set to face Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 38. Eric Bischoff briefly commented on the SmackDown Women’s Championship feud and opined that Ronda Rousey didn’t like being a babyface.
The WWE Hall of Famer gave his take on Ronda Rousey’s work on his ’83 Weeks’ podcast and said Rousey was not an actress and looked uncomfortable in recent appearances on the television.
Bischoff felt like the former RAW Women’s Champion isn’t too invested in her current on-screen role.
“I watch her in the ring, and she’s not an actress,” Eric Bischoff said. “So what you see is really what you get in terms of how she behaves. She’s not trying to be anything else. She doesn’t have the ability to be, so she’s very raw in that sense. When I look at her, I’m looking at someone who’s just not happy to be in the role that she’s playing. She does, and probably for a very good reason. But I didn’t feels like she’s digging it. t.” Eric said.
Eric Bischoff says having Ronda Rousey on TV every week hurts his power of attraction
Ronda Rousey has appeared regularly on WWE programming since her return to the Rumble, and Eric Bischoff explained why WWE was making a big mistake booking her every week.
The former UFC champion is a mainstream attraction, and Bischoff said Rousey would stop being a draw if she was overused on RAW and SmackDown.
“So I wouldn’t change too much to accommodate his presence because I wouldn’t bet on it,” Bischoff continued. “I don’t think she’s going to be a draw if she’s going to be an everyday thing. If we’re going to see her every Monday night or every Friday, her stock is going to go down real fast. Why would you sacrifice a quality heel in Charlotte for someone who may or may not be there, and if she stays, her stock is going to drop precipitously.” H/t WrestlingNews.co
Rousey kicked off the final episode of SmackDown and received a lot of criticism for its promos.
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