Nikki Bella has a new book coming out, called Incomparable, and among the many revelations within its pages is that she considered Ronda Rousey’s appearance at the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble in 2018, a slap in the face.
It was nothing against Ronda—it is thrilling that she is at WWE—but it was a bit of a slap in the face to all the historic women wrestlers who had come out for the match, the main event, only to have the moment upstaged by the Ronda announcement. It just didn’t need to happen like that.”
It’s a fair shout by the former two-time Divas Champion.
The match itself was pretty damn good, with everyone involved busting their asses to put on the best show possible, and when Asuka picked up the win, allowing her to decide if she wanted to go after Alexa Bliss or Charlotte Flair, the roof was already off the place as the fans went wild for their favorite.
But proving that they really have no faith in anyone that isn’t born in America, the WWE decided that the best thing to do would be to steal the thunder of The Empress Of Tomorrow.
Would it really have mattered if Rousey hadn’t shown up that night, but appeared on the following RAW?
Of course not, but Vince McMahon just can’t help himself.
And never forget, this was a guy who had to be convinced that Gail Kim would be popular among fans because of Asian porn.