The Rock Must Team With Ronda Rousey To Win Over Fickle Wrestling Fans At WWE WrestleMania 34
February 17, 2018 - WWE
It’s WrestleMania 34 deteriorate and Ronda Rousey is a heel.
Sure, WWE will some-more than expected make each bid to primarily benefaction her as a babyface, yet this is an insufferable, Twitter-influenced fanbase we’re articulate about. And, but The Rock by her side, Rousey could be in for some severe weeks as an unproven, despite coveted, crossover awaiting from a universe of churned martial arts.
With so many infrequent fans gradually withdrawal with each flitting year of a Attitude Era, WWE’s radio and pay-per-view audiences have adopted a some-more hardcore sentiment. Booing tip babyfaces, like Roman Reigns and John Cena, is now a standing quo as this flamable fortuitous has proven probable to spin on large names around WrestleMania such as Goldberg and Batista.
In fact, one of WWE’s long-term goals of signing Rousey is to move behind a some-more profitable infrequent fans and intermix a territorial, aging wrestling demographic that takes a scripted live party too seriously.
By all indications, however, this will be an ascending climb.
Monday on Raw, Kurt Angle promoted Rousey’s large agreement signing during WWE Elimination Chamber. The small discuss of her name was booed soundly because, as a perennially disrespected form of party in a mainstream media, a thought of a mainstream star entrance to WWE tends to move out a wickedness formidable among WWE’s many ardent fanatics.
Right, Maria Menounos?
It’s because it’s so vicious for WWE to get it right when it comes to a ideal partner for Ronda Rousey in her rumored churned tab group matchup come WrestleMania 34. And yet it might be a longshot, that ideal partner is The Rock.
Justin Barrasso of SI.com recently reported WWE’s choices for Rousey’s partner during WrestleMania 34 are down to The Rock, Kurt Angle, Shane McMahon and Seth Rollins in that order. It should be noted, however, that many of Barrasso’s reports have been disputed in a past, so cruise this as merely gossip and innuendo.
Rousey teaming with The Rock would be a godsend for apparent reasons. The Rock is a walking box-office record entrance off his most domestically successful film to date as Jumanji has grossed over $370 million and counting. Every fear some skeptics have about Rousey’s ability to bond with a WWE assembly is light work for an overly charismatic fable who is a conductor in that category.
Rousey and The Rock would also be picking adult right where they left off following a noted and interesting sell with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon during WrestleMania 31.
WWE’s grumpy, aged fanbase of today—one that has aged significantly given 2000—has also proven to be a constant one. One of a many ways WWE has incited around increase in a past 6 months is by raising a many costly sheet prices as direct for cost seats during live events stays rather inelastic.
WWE continued to strike on all cylinders business-wise as it once again announced record revenues during a Q4 2017 gain news while bringing in increase of over $32 million. So either hardcore fans are booing during live events or venting on Twitter, maybe it usually pays to be angry.
The participation of Ronda Rousey should continue to stimulate this nervous trend as this territorial bunch tends to conflict to incoming talent from a outward universe like wild bulldogs who accommodate their owner’s partner for a initial time.
Outside of The Rock, few part-time or incoming WWE Superstars are zodiacally embraced. The usually form of incoming WWE Superstars who typically get a advantage of a doubt from an differently tough throng are typically underneath 6 feet and finished a name for themselves on a eccentric circuit. Often dubbed “internet darlings,” WWE Superstars with these form of hard-nosed, loser start stories counterpart a bulldog genius fundamental in many wrestling fans.
Right, AJ Styles?
So when Rousey strictly puts coop to pad during Elimination Chamber, it’s needed that WWE has a intelligent devise in place to pair the former UFC bantamweight champion with someone who will attraction her to a WWE Universe in ways that would have unsuccessful had she finished so on her own.
The chants and temperaments of WrestleMania crowds and a barbarous #RawAftereMania crowds tend to change fan sentiments for years to come. Should WWE span Rousey with an unsound partner, it could launch a snowball outcome that would harm arguably WWE’s biggest full-time signing to date.