If WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is going to engage The Man Becky Lynch in a battle of words, she’s going to need all the help she can get. For that matter, while we haven’t had a chance to see it yet, I doubt she’s a even a match promo-wise for her new Survivor Series opponent Charlotte Flair.
There’ve been rumors for a while that Rousey is getting some help from Paul Heyman, legendary wrestling manager and current advocate for Brock Lesnar. Heyman’s been producing segments for Raw recently, and there have been backstage reports that he’s been helping Ronda with her promos. In a new “Ronda on the Road” video from Rousey’s YouTube channel, she appears to confirm that.
After landing at the airport on the way to Kansas City on a Sunday, she tells viewers she’s going to “meet up with Paul Heyman and work on some ideas for tomorrow.” That’s all she says, but obviously Paul Heyman’s not the guy to be helping her with ideas for how to apply a more effective-looking arm bar, so she has to be talking about promos.
Unfortunately, there’s not much Heyman can do for her if her promos continue to have the sad stink of Vince McMahon’s influence like the Avocado Toast promo from Monday’s episode of Raw. Heyman may be in the room while her promos are being planned, but anytime a supposed babyface starts broadly disparaging whole swaths of viewers and making weird food references as insults, that sounds a lot more like Vince’s handiwork.
If nothing else, maybe Heyman can give Ronda some advice on her social media, so she can stop getting totally owned by The Man across the entire internet.