Ronda Rousey successfully defended the SmackDown Women’s championship last Friday (Dec. 30), then let the returning Charlotte Flair bait her into putting it on the line for a second time. Her ego wrote a check she couldn’t cash, and seconds later Flair was celebrating her 14th main roster singles title win.
Typically, that scenario would be ample grounds for a rematch. Not for Rowdy though, at least according to what she told fans during a recent gaming stream on her YouTube channel:
“I don’t know, guys, I’m kind of tired of Charlotte. I’m tired of that title. I already did it, you know? I’m thinking of taking over the tag division.”
It’s a good stance for a heel to take, although given past instances of Rousey “disrespecting the business” she may get some flak for devaluing the white & blue belt. It also probably doesn’t matter what Ronda says on her own time if WWE thinks there’s money in another Flair match — or just wants the now-babyface Charlotte to get more definitive revenge for Rowdy kayfabe breaking her arm back in May.
On the other hand, a tag run with Shayna Baszler is something even Ronda-haters have been calling for for a while. Baszler has a ton of history with both women currently holding the WWE Women’s Tag Team championship.
h/t Fightful for transcription