Ronda Rousey Calls The Tag Ranks Weak?
source: @nypost, twitter, screenshot

On this week’s RAW, we saw new tag champions crowned, and already, Ronda Rousey calls the tag ranks weak?

Maybe. But maybe not.

I say this because while the Baddest Woman On The Planet did have scathing words for the division…she is also playing the heel.

Meaning, how much of this was her being interviewed in character, speaking to the NY Post as Ronda the heel?

It is possible it was a bit of both, but I’d push back against the words to an extent.

But…there is a bit of truth to it, too. So, let’s get into her words.

Ronda Rousey Calls The Tag Ranks Weak?
source: @nypost, twitter, screenshot

Ronda Rousey Calls The Tag Ranks Weak?

Rousey specifically called the women’s tag team division “dismally shallow”. Beyond that, she noted that the roster had been thinned out quite a bit during her time off to have her baby.

She is not wrong in that the women’s division did see a number of talents leave, either by choice or by way of release.

Some bigger names, too.

Naomi and Sasha Banks walked out last year-while holding the tag titles.

Sasha is now known as Mercedes Mone, and works for NJPW and possibly soon AEW.

Naomi, going now by Trinity Fatu, calls IMPACT home now.

Nia Jax was released, but did come back for the 2023 Royal Rumble. While she’s working hard to get into better shape, her future in WWE remains unknown.

Other talent are still in the company, but in case you’ve missed it, there seems to be a bit of a baby rush too.

Alexa Bliss and Carmella are out expecting their first babies.

On top of that, Dakota Kai and Liv Morgan are both out with injuries and are expected to miss quite some time.

So, in the fatal four-way, the teams were…not exactly together for a long time. You can understand why Ronda Rousey calls the tag ranks weak.

Baszler and Rousey know each other. Raquel Rodriguez had to get a new partner in Shotzi, due to Morgan’s injury.

Ronda Rousey Calls The Tag Ranks Weak?
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Damage CTRL have been together a year almost, but Bayley isn’t usually in the tag matches.

Then you have Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville-the team who I think SHOULD have gone over. Newly formed, I think they could be perfect in the tag ranks.

So…in one sense, yes, the depth is lacking.

However, it is also worth pointing out that WWE just drafted two tag teams from NXT, including the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.

Plus, it doesn’t seem like a crazy reach to have Indi Hartwell tag with Candice LeRae. And about now, you just wish Toxic Attraction hadn’t been broken up.

Some of this was Ronda being a heel. But there’s certainly truth to it…but there is some cause for optimism, too.