It seems like not everyone behind the scenes is excited to see Ronda Rousey in WWE and some feel she may have taken attention away from the Women’s Royal Rumble match!
Both Nia Jax and Nikki Bella were quick to let everyone know their thoughts on Twitter:
Cool she’s here….I guess 30 women making history can just be forgotten https://t.co/fHqMezduEH
— Nia Jax (@NiaJaxWWE) January 30, 2018
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) January 30, 2018
But the biggest shade was thrown by Sasha Banks today on Bully Ray’s Busted Open Radio podcast with Dave LaGreca where Sasha and Mark Henry were guests:
You can add @SashaBanksWWE to the list of WWE Superstars with an interesting reaction to @RondaRousey debut at the #RoyalRumble when she joined @davidlagreca1 @TheMarkHenry & @bullyray5150 this morning on @BustedOpenRadio #RAW pic.twitter.com/FfvIZeBkpa
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) January 30, 2018
Here is a full transcript:
LaGreca: The big talk on today’s show, the big talk yesterday – and a lot of it on The Rumble, but most of it on Ronda Rousey. What’s it like for you to have that type of Rumble match on Sunday, you in the ring for 54 minutes and 46 seconds – which is crazy – and then, you know, everyone talking about Ronda Rousey… are you happy about it? Does it feel good, uh, you know, listen… Nia Jax tweeted about it, Nikki Bella tweeted about it, they’re not exactly happy about sharing the spotlight with somebody like Ronda Rousey, I mean, what are your feelings on it?
Banks: My feelings, and sorry to do it to you guys, but you know – I have nothing nice to say so I can’t say anything at all. So that’s it.
Bully: Time out, time out, time out…
Henry: Breaking news!
Bully: There’s legitimately nothing positive about it?
Banks: I have nothing to say about it, nope.
Henry: Well, I respect that. I was always told if you don’t have nothing good to say, don’t say nothing at all.
LaGreca: I know you said you don’t have a lot of nice things to say, but I mean, I just have to ask you this. Do you think, with her MMA background, that she can hang as a pro wrestler?
Banks: I’ve got nothing nice to say, I’m gonna keep at that. You’re not gonna get nothing out of me.
LaGreca: Alright, well, I tried.
Henry: Nothing. Nothing. Give them nothing and make them want more.
Banks: [with Bully trying to ask a question while she talks] … go call Nia Jax, so…
Bully: Okay, so I have to ask… Sasha, I have to ask this question then on a professional level. I don’t want to know about personal. What happens if you show to Raw, or a SmackDown, and you look at the line-up, and your name is next to hers. Then what?
Banks: It’s like I do every single week. I do my job.
Bully: Okay, okay…
LaGreca: That’s why they call her ‘The Boss.’
Bully: Okay, fair enough.
Henry: That’s why she’s The Boss.
Sir Mitch Says: On the one hand, all three women have a point about Ronda’s debut taking away from the Women’s Rumble, and she hasn’t really paid her dues like the rest of the women in WWE. But on the other hand, all three Women have a bit of a reputation in regards to their egos!
Nia Jax’s short absence from WWE TV in mid-2017 was rumored to be due to her asking for time off after throwing a hissy fit about feeling she should be pushed harder and quicker because she was related to the Rock. Sasha Banks has been called out online for several statements that made her look like she felt she was above interacting with fans. Also, you only have to watch 30 seconds of “Total Divas” or “Total Bellas” to see that there is more than one reason why some call Nikki Bella the Kim Kardashian of WWE! This could all just be a case of sour grapes, really.
Of course, this beef could all just be a work…but it’s interesting none the less!