This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW saw a realistic promo featuring RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and The Bella Twins. The promo was widely praised across the board as the segment screamed of lacking Vince McMahon’s touch. As it turns out, it was Rousey and not the WWE Creative who penned the entire promo.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter revealed that the promo cut by Rousey on Monday was based on her real feelings on women who get by because of their looks and physical appearances.
Rousey is quite (in)famous for coining the term “Do Nothing B**ch” in 2015 when she was engaged in a war of words with UFC ring card girl Arianny Celeste.
Although the former UFC Bantamweight Champion had originally planned to blast The Bella Twins on the mic with the same term, WWE eventually changed it to “Do Nothing Bellas”.
Bryan Alvarez noted:
“That Ronda Rousey promo on Monday, that I thought was excellent with the exception of a few lines — she wrote the entire thing herself. She did not have a writer. She wrote that.”
“The line about the Bellas name being a stain on society, she wrote that. That’s how she talks.”
Meltzer also said that WWE had played it’s cards right by booking Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella for the RAW Women’s Championship at WWE Evolution. There was a huge surge in ticket sales and the show is expected to sell out soon.
It’s no secret that Nikki and Ronda are mainstream pop culture icons besides their connection with sports. Given the enormous fanbase each of these women enjoys, the fact that there was a rapid boost in Evolution’s ticket sales isn’t quite surprising.
WWE already had the plan to book Bella vs. Rousey but the reason why it took so long to make the match official is due to the fact that the Creative was looking into other bankable main event options for the first all-women’s pay-per-view event.