WWE News: Alexa Bliss gives some bold advice to Ronda Rousey
The Raw Women's Champion has given her take on Ronda Rousey's mic skills.
What’s the story?
While recently speaking with ESPN’s Arash Markazi, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss came up with some bold advice for WWE’s newest signing, former UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, who has been somewhat struggling on the microphone ever since her arrival in the WWE.
In case you didn’t know…
Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut at this year’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view and during the Elimination Chamber event, Rousey officially signed her WWE contract and also earned herself a spot at this year’s WrestleMania card.
The heart of the matter
During her exclusive interview with ESPN, Alexa Bliss claimed that it took her almost forever to get comfortable on the microphone, in front of thousands of people in a fully packed arena.
Additionally, Bliss also claimed that when she initially signed with the WWE, under the NXT banner, she had to go through numerous promo classes during which she got really upset due to her inability of talking in front of a large crowd.
“I was terrified. Actually, our referee Shawn Bennett was just talking about my first promo class. I stood up there and started crying because I was really embarrassed to be in front of a large group and speaking.”
Furthermore, Bliss said, she had previously worked in front of a huge crowd but never had to speak in front of them, so it’s just one of those things that one has to keep practicing over and over again in order to learn the art of cutting a promo.
“You have to put yourself in the most uncomfortable situations and make them comfortable.”
As per confirmed by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon on Raw, Ronda Rousey will now compete in a WrestleMania 34 match at New Orleans, later this year, when the former UFC star teams up with Raw GM Kurt Angle for a mixed tag team match.
Ronda Rousey is still new to the WWE and it is completely natural for her to struggle on the microphone in her initial stages with the company, but, much like Alexa Bliss said, I do believe that with time Ronda Rousey will eventually improve on the mic.