RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey came to WWE this past January and has remained undefeated since her debut at WrestleMania 34.
The Rowdy One interfered during the Triple Threat SmackDown Women’s Championship at TLC and tipped over a ladder holding Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch as payback for their November attacks. Asuka capitalized on this opportunity and went on to capture her maiden main roster title.
During the latest YoutTube Q&A, Rousey explained her decision to help the Empress of Tomorrow at TLC:
“I have a lot of respect for Asuka and I’ve always had. I didn’t really want to rain on her parade at the Royal Rumble. I just wanted to come out and congratulate her and bring more eyes to her incredible moment. She didn’t seem too thrilled about that. At TLC, both Charlotte and Becky are a bunch of cheaters, they had it coming to them.”
“I don’t have to explain my actions to anybody. I was completely justified by my actions. Payback is a b—- and Askua deserves to be champion more than either of them. She’s never had to cheat. She never had to walk out of a match because she was losing. She’s just the best and now she’s the champ.”
Last week on RAW, veteran Natalya earned a shot at Rousey’s title in a Gauntlet Match. The former UFC star expressed her opinion on Natalya’s title shot and whether Stephanie McMahon actually set them up to tear each other apart given both women are best friends.
“Me and Stephanie both have our history, but I think ultimately we have very similar goals. WWE Evolution was a good moment of mutual respect between us. I think that the eight women gauntlet was a good idea and it gave the women a really prominent role on the card that night. They really got to showcase what they can bring out there. I thought it was a really good decision and I’m not the least surprised that Nattie won. She’s really deserving of a title shot.”