Ronda Rousey feels the biggest challenge for Shayna Baszler & herself is to get WWE to care & invest into women's tag division

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/05/30/ronda-rousey-feels-the-biggest-challenge-for-shayna-baszler-herself-is-to-get-wwe-to-care-invest-into-womens-tag-division/

During the period that Rousey was gone from WWE, she feels the division was ‘stripped clean’. 

New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions were crowned on the 5/29 edition of Monday Night Raw. It was Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler who came out of a four-way tag with the win and the titles. 

Immediately following the win, Rousey was interviewed by New York Post. She stated that when it comes to depth, WWE’s women’s tag division is ‘dismally shallow’. She feels the biggest challenge for Baszler and herself is getting WWE to care and invest into the division. 

Well, the lack of competition is really the problem. I mean, we want to be the most active champions out there. I want to be able to defend this title every week and even twice a week on both SmackDown and Raw. But with how dismally shallow the women’s division is right now, there’s not enough women around here to keep us busy for a month. And so that’s the biggest challenge that we have is to get this company to actually care and invest into this tag division.

She looked back on the period of time she was away from WWE which was the greater half of 2019 through 2021. She said the women’s division was ‘stripped clean’ while she was away and now it’s up to her and Baszler to make ‘chicken sh*t into chicken salad’. 

It was like the entire women’s division just got stripped clean (while I was gone). And now we’re the women that are the women that are left trying to piece together, you know, stories and a division, a tag division with around 10 women or even less on each roster. I mean, we’re trying the best that we can to make chicken s–t into chicken salad, and we made some amazing chicken salad (Monday night).

To check out POST Wrestling’s review of the 5/29 Raw, head over to the Rewind-A-Raw folder here on the site.