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Ronda Rousey Indifferent to Criticism Over Her Last WWE Match

One Big Thing

Ronda Rousey, former WWE superstar, has openly expressed her disregard for fan backlash regarding her final wrestling match against Shayna Baszler at SummerSlam, marking a defiant end to her wrestling career.

Key Moments

  • Rousey’s final WWE match took place at SummerSlam, against Shayna Baszler, highlighting their UFC background with an MMA Rules match.
  • The match was Rousey’s first submission loss in her professional wrestling career but received mixed reactions due to its untraditional format.
  • In her memoir, Our Fight: A Memoir, Rousey reveals pride in the realism of the match but acknowledges the lack of fan appreciation.
  • Rousey and Baszler originally intended for a Fight Pit match, suggesting a different vision for their final showdown.

Why It Matters

Ronda Rousey’s apathy towards negative fan reactions and her official retirment from professional wrestling signify a provocative departure from the industry. This moment encapsulates the perennial conflict between performers’ artistic visions and audience expectations. Additionally, her situation highlights the challenges wrestlers face in navigating company expectations and creative autonomy.


Rousey’s career in WWE may have concluded on a controversial note, but it’s her unabashed stance that perhaps cements her legacy as a fearless competitor both in and out of the ring. As the wrestling community continues to digest her departure, one can’t help but reflect on the complexities of sports entertainment where the battle for appreciation is as fierce as the battles within the ring.

Did Ronda Rousey’s final match change your perspective on her WWE legacy? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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