Ronda Rousey’s return to WWE in 2022 was highly anticipated by fans and critics alike. After her last match at WrestleMania 35 in 2019, Rousey took a break from wrestling to focus on other projects. Her return was met with excitement and curiosity as to how she would perform in the ring after her absence.
Since her return, Rousey has had a total of ten matches, and in this article, we will rank them from worst to best based on their entertainment value and technical execution.
10. Ronda Rousey Vs. Raquel Rodriguez – SmackDown 2022
Rousey’s match against Raquel Rodriguez on SmackDown was not her best showing. The match lacked excitement and felt slow, with both wrestlers struggling to find their footing. This match is the weakest of Rousey’s ten since her return.
9. Ronda Rousey Vs. Shotzi – SmackDown (4/29/22)
Rousey’s match against Shotzi on SmackDown was better than her match against Rodriguez, but it still felt lackluster. The match was short and lacked the excitement that fans have come to expect from Rousey’s matches.
8. Ronda Rousey Vs. Sonya Deville – SmackDown 2022
Rousey’s match against Sonya Deville on SmackDown was a decent showing for both wrestlers. However, the match was forgettable and didn’t stand out in comparison to Rousey’s other matches.
7. Ronda Rousey & Raquel Rodriguez Vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler – SmackDown 2022
Rousey’s tag team match with Rodriguez against Natalya and Shayna Baszler on SmackDown had some good moments, but it wasn’t a standout match. The match had some technical flaws, but it was still enjoyable to watch.
6. Ronda Rousey Vs. Shotzi – SmackDown (June 10, 2022)
Rousey’s rematch against Shotzi on SmackDown was better than their previous encounter, but it still didn’t quite hit the mark. The match was more exciting and had more energy, but it still felt like something was missing.
5. Women’s Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2022
The Women’s Royal Rumble Match was a highlight of the Royal Rumble event. Rousey’s performance was strong, and she had some standout moments in the match. However, the match had many wrestlers, and Rousey’s performance wasn’t the main focus.
4. Ronda Rousey Vs. Raquel Rodriguez – SmackDown 2022
Rousey’s match against Rodriguez on SmackDown was a step up from their previous encounter. The match had more energy and excitement, and both wrestlers performed well.
3. Ronda Rousey & Naomi Vs. Charlotte Flair & Sonya Deville – Elimination Chamber 2022
Rousey’s tag team match with Naomi against Charlotte Flair and Sonya Deville at Elimination Chamber 2022 was an entertaining match. Rousey and Naomi had great chemistry, and their performance was strong.
2. Ronda Rousey Vs. Charlotte Flair – WrestleMania 38
Rousey’s match against Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 38 was a highly anticipated match that did not disappoint. The match was exciting, well-executed, and had great storytelling. This match was a standout performance for Rousey since her return.
1. Ronda Rousey Vs. Charlotte Flair – WrestleMania Backlash 2022
Rousey’s match against Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania Backlash 2022 is the best match she has had since her return. The match was a rematch from their WrestleMania 38 encounter and was just as exciting, if not more. The two wrestlers had great chemistry, and the match had some fantastic technical wrestling and high-flying moves.
In conclusion, Ronda Rousey’s return to WWE has had some highs and lows, but overall, she has shown that she still has what it takes to be a top wrestler in the industry. Her matches against Charlotte Flair, both at WrestleMania 38 and WrestleMania Backlash 2022, were standout performances that showcased her skills in the ring.
However, some of her other matches felt lackluster and didn’t live up to the expectations of fans. Regardless, Rousey’s return has been a welcome addition to WWE, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.