Last night on Raw, Ronda Rousey received her first loss since joining WWE, a year ago. Lucky for her, it was a loss handed down in a tag team match and she was not the one to tap out. The team of Sasha Banks and Bayley, Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection, defeated Rousey and Natalya in the evening’s main event, when Natalya tapped out to Sasha’s Bank Statement.
Even though, Rousey’s singles career win-record is still intact, The Boss has no problem letting the Raw Women’s Champion know she is no longer the undefeated Superstar she has always been. Banks even implied that this coming Sunday at the Royal Rumble, her losing streak will continue.
Banks tweeted out to Rousey this afternoon, stating “No matter how they try to spin it, the record books will always read 1/21/19 #BossNHugConnection DEFEATED Natalya AND Ronda Rousey. Here’s the thing about being handed your first loss… It won’t be your last. See you Sunday”.
Banks has been very outspoken when its comes to Rousey, implying she has been handed the opportunities she has received because of her high-profile name. An hour after her tweet, she continued to speak her mind on Instagram.
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Here's something you might already know about me @rondarousey … I don't give a damn who's saying " vile " things about me. Truth is those are the same people who pump you up not because they like you, but because of who you are, and what you can do for them. At the end of the day I do what I do for the betterment of women's wrestling. And if that means calling people out on their shady ? , or doing nothing for weeks on end because I choose to work hard on my craft instead of kissing ass in dark corners, then so be it. You see those women's tag titles? That's what my desire has brought to this division. You think I played you when in reality, I've been the same exact person this whole time. I respect, respect. Respect for those who share the ring with you, respect for this thing we call professional wrestling, and respect for the ones who go out of the way, when the cameras are not on, to do everything they can to make things better for every women in that locker room. You got a little success and decided to disrespect me… Time to show you who the king of the jungle really is!!! #RoyalRumble #legitboss #Allin
The Boss has been floundering for a while now with no real direction from WWE, and it has been apparent she has been very unhappy. Although she and her off-screen “bestie” Bayley are having a great time teaming up, Banks is a singles star who should be utilized as such. Perhaps, the tides have changed now that she has been given the limelight and a championship match at arguably the second biggest pay-per-view of the year.
Whether or not she wins this coming Sunday at the Royal Rumble in Phoenix, at least WWE is giving one of their best women superstars the spotlight. Win or lose, Rousey and Banks should put on an amazing match.
Who do you have winning the Raw Women’s Championship match on Sunday?