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#141 Badlittlekitten

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:49 PM

According to who?

Very odd if true.

#142 SomethingSavage

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

Guys, come on. This is clearly the climax of her epic 3-year long journey.

#143 NintendoLogic


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:52 PM

Did Hulk Hogan feud with Don Muraco for six months before beating the Iron Sheik?

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:01 PM

As Johnny mentioned this could just be leading to Steph screwing over Ronda reigniting their feud.

#145 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:51 PM

I was about to type, "Actually, Hogan feuded with Muraco about a year and a half later." 😀

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:58 PM

Why do a long build to Ronda winning the title? People would just whine about how obvious it was that she was gonna win the title, how she was somehow "burying" everyone else in the division and how she doesn't "deserve" to win because she didn't spend 3 years in NXT before coming to the main roster.

#147 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:05 PM

Now that I think about it, if they're going to do the Austin/ McMahon deal, and I'm sure I read about that being the plan, having Rousey as champ puts her in a position of power against "being fired/ not used" in the fued. I still wouldn't be surprised if Steph just fucks her out of the title to kick it off.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:22 PM

Or that Steph will be getting inside Natalya's head to have her turn on Ronda to screw her out of the title. Why do it yourself when you can have a surrogate do it in your place? ;)

#149 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

That's a perfect idea, Natty fucking over her "friend " to be the first enemy who's been bought by Stephanie is good booking.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:02 AM

I think the issue is less people wanting a slow build to her winning the title, and more that she's had literally one pro wrestling match, and that was a bells and whistles mixed tag. One singles programme before going after the belt doesn't seem like an unreasonable expectation.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:30 AM

You are all complaining about Ronda getting a title shot and not complaining about Charlotte being shoehorned into this build.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:47 AM

I am assuming they are actually going to put the belt on her because of the following reasons:

1. The WWE finally got around to signing the final two members of the MMA Horsewomen, and they have teased a showdown with the WWE Horsewomen more than once.

2. Stephanie from the very start has been portrayed as the mother of the Women's movement in the WWE, including being the one to bring Sasha, Charlotte and Becky to the main roster.

3. They want to do Ronda vs Charlotte at Mania

So I think what will happen is that Ronda wins the belt, and then through the rest of the year building up Charlotte and Ronda as the top stars of SD and Raw. Stephanie would continue her Austin/McMahon feud with Ronda, and I could see Steph using her homegrown Horsewomen to create problems for Ronda. This brings her pals in the storyline for a Survivor Series showdown, maybe a wonky ending where Steph costs the MMA Horsewomen the match. Then she hides behind Charlotte and the build towards Mania kicks in. If they do that though, they have to quickly establish Ronda as a legitimate threat to the belt, which much like Vince did years ago with Austin, leads to Steph trying anything to keep/get the belt off her by sending people at her. Putting Ronda in "feel out" programs with the likes of Mickie and Natalya does not help with that story. And they do not have the time to do that either.

If that is what happens, I'll go on record now to agree that it is a mistake to rush her like that. But I mean, shes gotta be making a lot of money being in the WWE due to her celebrity status. And yet she hasn't really become a factor in the weekly tv storylines so it is kinda like they need to hurry if they want to get to next year's Mania with that match built up. They need to maximize her moneymaking potential. Going up against Nattie isn't that.

Alternatively it could be that the WWE thinks that putting her in matches with Mickie and Nattie would come across as silly if she has to sell for them. This is Ronda Rousey after all. A former fighter who was once considered unstoppable. What can Mickie and Nattie even do to her?

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:47 PM

They sort of have to put the belt on her now, I think. I'd also put her more with the people who are best at getting things over -- Becky Lynch, Mickie James, and -- excusing her current route canal of a feud -- Sasha Banks. Mickie is a really strong ring general and could probably hold Ronda's hand through a match that made her look great. Plus they've also already somewhat built to it.

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