There appears to have been some dissatisfaction with how some of the female talents were booked on SmackDown. Numerous WWE female SmackDown talent were reportedly dissatisfied with how WWE was utilising them on the show. The frustration and anger came from the bottom as well as the top of the card. According to the report, several people were waiting to see where the chips fell before taking it to the higher-ups.
One of those aspects was the come back of Asuka and Lacey Evans, as well as Charlotte Flair’s absence. With Asuka, Evans, and Charlotte out of SmackDown for the foreseeable future, creative was able to incorporate more women into the programme on a regular basis, beginning with the May 13 episode of SmackDown. Another factor was Ronda Rousey’s appearance on SmackDown. According to multiple roster sources, Rousey has been more than willing to work with a diverse range of talent on SmackDown.
According to one of the identical sources, Vince McMahon was much more concerned about getting himself on television after the first Wall Street Journal story was published than with booking female talent for the show. According to the report, many people were surprised that Alexa Bliss, Shotzi, Aliyah, Xia Li, Doudrop, and Nikki ASH were not used in the weeks prior to and following WrestleMania 38.
Ronda Rousey has already been making waves in WWE after switching from combat sports to the field of sports entertainment for quite some time. Since her first on-screen appearance at SummerSlam 2014, the identity baddest woman on the planet had been rumoured to be joining the squared circle for decades before signing with the firm in 2017. She created her in-ring WWE breakthrough at Wrestlemania 34, successfully teaming up with Kurt Angle against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon after making her presence felt in the aftermath of the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble.
But where did that celebrity and clout come from? You’d probably heard of Rousey before she joined WWE, but if you weren’t into MMA at the time, you might not have realised why she was so famous, or what WWE was banking on when they brought her in. Rousey was an indisputable superstar in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) long before she stepped into the ring, and she has the record to prove it.