"She was searching in her head" - WWE veteran says Ronda Rousey forgot her promo lines on SmackDown (Exclusive)

Rousey sent a message to Flair ahead of their WrestleMania clash.
Rousey sent a message to Flair ahead of their WrestleMania clash.

This week's SmackDown featured a promo segment between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair. Several fans noted that the former UFC Champion didn't look all too comfortable while delivering her lines.

Dutch Mantell reviewed her promo on Sportskeeda Wrestling's Smack Talk and felt that the former RAW Women's Champion legitimately forgot what she had to say on live TV.

"I think Ronda forgot hers," Dutch Mantell said. "I really think she had pauses, and like, she was searching in her head what she was going to say next. I think she forgot some of it." [31:47 - 32:00]

Dutch Mantell stated that Ronda Rousey lacked the proper training to cut promos for large crowds as she was heard speaking in her "ordinary voice."

On the contrary, Charlotte Flair was more energetic with her promo, as highlighted by Smack Talk's co-host, Rick Ucchino.

Mantell continued to talk about the two sides of Rousey and speculated whether the former UFC Champion was even comfortable in her current role.

"Well, somebody, they haven't trained her at all on how to speak to a crowd because when she started speaking, she started speaking in an ordinary voice. They couldn't hear her, even with a mic," stated the former WWE manager. "So, if you say she has a problem with it [cutting promos], I agree. But I think you're seeing two Rondas. You're seeing one Ronda coming down the ramp, smiling and touching little babies and doing all that stuff. Then she gets into the ring and turns into a badass, Ronda Rousey; I think she is having a moment of transition she is not comfortable with. But, people will live with that too." [32:35 - 33:21]

Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair will lock horns on Night 1 of WrestleMania 38

WWE has three weeks left for WrestleMania 38, and every major storyline is getting all the attention it deserves as we edge closer to the show.

Ronda Rousey promised to tap out Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania in her latest promo. As expected, "The Queen" also had a fitting response to her challenger on the most recent SmackDown episode.

Charlotte Flair ended the show with a backstage brawl with Ronda, and the reigning SmackDown Women's Champion got the upper hand tonight.

But will she prevail on April 2nd when she puts the title on the line? Will Ronda Rousey become a two-time women's champion? Sound off in the comments section below.

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Edited by Prem Deshpande