Every Superstar That Has Beaten Ronda Rousey in WWE

Published 12/31/2020, 10:13 AM EST


Ronda Rousey entered WWE in 2018 to a huge reception from the fans. Donning the gimmick of the late Roddy Piper, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey went on to break her way through the Women’s division. 

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Featuring in several feuds with the likes of Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, and many more, things looked perfect for a big player like Rousey to step into the action. 

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Over the year, the former MMA professional wrecked every Superstar that crossed her path. Having a physical and athletic advantage over her foes, she was able to come out on top. 

Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks were formidable opponents, but neither managed to actually beat her and not for the lack of trying. Rousey proved to be untouchable and was given a continuous push to the top. 

Eventually, she captured the Raw Women’s Championship and began an iron reign over not only Raw but also the SmackDown Women’s division. 

Now that her career in WWE has taken a break, we can look back on just how many Superstars actually managed to defeat the former UFC star. 

The truth is plain and simple- Ronda Rousey was only beaten once in her entire career in WWE. The loss came at the hands of Becky Lynch who managed to pin the undefeated champion at WrestleMania 35. 

Becky Lynch managed to pin Ronda Rousey at the biggest stage

Ronda Rousey was set to fight her biggest foe in Charlotte Flair in a winner takes all match. Defending her Raw Women’s Championship, she sought to take Charlotte’s SmackDown Women’s Championship to become the single most dominant female Superstar in WWE.

At the time, Becky Lynch seemed like she was there to make it a big fight. However, the underdog shocked the WWE Universe by pinning Rousey to become a double Champion, leaving the ring as the biggest winner of them all. 

There have been a lot of controversial rumors over a botched finish with many claiming Rousey was not supposed to lose, but there has been no confirmation of such talk. 

While the Superstar was only beaten once, Charlotte Flair came very close to beating her arch-nemesis. Flair was the only female Superstar capable of meeting Rousey’s ruthless aggression with an equal plateful of brutality. 

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She showed her foe that she could fight fire with fire at Survivor Series and came extremely close to beating Rousey before being disqualified for using a kendo stick. 

Sasha Banks came close too in a huge match that saw both Superstars fighting tooth and nail for the win. Even as Rousey managed to edge through and get the pinfall victory, she was pushed to the absolute limit in the fight. 

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While these were good fights, “close” does not count. As the record goes, Ronda Rousey has lost only one match in her WWE career which may also prove to be her final match with the promotion should she choose not to return.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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