Newly called-up SmackDown Superstar Raquel Rodriguez has called her match with Ronda Rousey a “mental battle” with the UFC legend.
Rodriguez faced Rousey for the SmackDown Women’s Championship on last week’s SmackDown in a match Rousey won.
While speaking on WWE’s The Bump, Rodriguez recalled the match:
“I rank it at the top. If not number one then number two because I’ve had some pretty intense matches. I’ve had brawls with Rhea Ripley, I’ve had high-flying, long, scary matches with the Io Shirai that were just thrilling and then I’ve had this [against Ronda], which was just a mental battle the entire time.
“It was no longer about using things outside of the ring. It was just about me and where I was standing in that moment of time and where she was at in that moment of time, and just getting it done. So it’s definitely one of the top.”
Rodriguez was called up to the main roster earlier this year after winning both the NXT Women’s and NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships.
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