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Nikki Bella, Nia Jax, and Sasha Banks Reportedly Unhappy with WWE’s Stance on Ronda Rousey

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Nikki Bella and Nia Jax Unhappy with Ronda Rousey Obsession

Alright, so it’s not a secret anymore. As you have probably heard, Ronda Rousey made her much-awaited debut on Sunday night at the Royal Rumble. This caused such an internet explosion that even UFC fans tuned into the WWE just to see her. Rousey is one of the most well-known combat athletes of all time, and her joining the WWE product made mainstream news easily.

Naturally, WWE cashed in on the hype. They re-played her arrival on to the scene on Monday Night RAW, claiming it to be “the moment you’ve ALL been talking about.”

However, a few women on the roster didn’t take too kindly to that statement. After all, prior to her arrival, 30 women from past and present just made history competing in the first women’s Rumble match. Both Nikki Bella and Nia Jax have actually commented on the fact that the company was focusing more on Ronda’s arrival than on the women who gave everything in the match earlier.

Sasha Banks Speaks Out

Add former Women’s Champion Sasha Banks to the list of unhappy women. She appeared on Busted Open Radio to discuss a number of topics. Unfortunately, the conversation did switch to Ronda’s debut. She responded:

“I have nothing nice to say. So, I can’t say anything at all. I have nothing to say about it.”

Of course, this could be a legitimate work. After all, Sasha is one of the NXT Four Horsewomen, and it’s been rumored for well-over a year that those four would fight the UFC’s version of the Four Horsewomen. And, it looks like that could very well be possible quite soon.

Ashley Sweetly Writes:

So, I’m not going to lie. I was so excited to see RR’s debut, and I thought they’d done it well. Of course, my Twitter feed had loads of people upset over it. And I think I can understand why. The ending with Asuka should have been “The Empress of Tomorrow”‘s moment; but was seemingly overshadowed by the former UFC star.

And, initially, I thought she’d actually win the Rumble, so I was surprised to see that she wasn’t in it. If she had been, I think that would’ve left a bitter taste in my mouth. A newcomer winning would have been more of a slap in the face in my opinion. But, I can certainly see from the business point of view why it is important to highlight Ronda. After all, she’s a household name. Fans of hers will simply tune in just to catch a glimpse, even if they aren’t avid WWE viewers.

Is this a work by Nia and Nikki? I thought so at first. But now, I’m not so sure.

What do you guys think? Was Ronda overshadowing the other women? Did the WWE take a misstep with her? Let us know in your comments below!

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