On the upcoming episode of the Blue Brand show, Ronda Rousey will host an Open Challenge for her SmackDown Women’s Championship. Rousey essentially completed her heel turn on the 10/21 episode by calling out WWE fans for dishonouring her since her come back to the promotion at the Royal Rumble previously this year.
When questioned if she was going to issue an Open Challenge because of the fans’ predictions based on her previous reign in 2018-19, Rousey responded, “I didn’t return for them, and I don’t win for them. Rousey would also criticise the WWE fanbase for rooting for their favourites rather than recognising the superior performers. Now they’re trapped with the best, she incorporated as she walked away, cursing the state of Ohio.
Rousey’s Open Challenge
Rousey also hinted at reintroducing the Open Challenge on a routine basis in the future. Aside from Rousey’s Open Challenge, The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns will make an appearance on “SmackDown” next week, just eight days prior to actually his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship defence against Logan Paul at Crown Jewel.
Finally, WWE has declared a Six-Man Match for next week’s show, pitting Legado del Fantasma against Hit Row and a Mystery Partner. The match was set up last week after Santos Escobar stated that destroying Hit Row will strengthen Legado’s empire. Next week’s SmackDown will be prevented due to Game 1 of the World Series and will air on FS1 rather than FOX. If the seven-game series goes on too long, the 11/4 episode of SmackDown could be preempted as well.
Shield and Rousey
Ronda Rousey, the former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, frequently streams on her Youtube page and responses fan questions as they arise. During a latest Rogue Fantasy 2 stream, Rousey was questioned to choose between Shield and The Bloodline. Shield, said Rousey. I adore The Bloodline, but I first became interested in WWE when The Shield was on the rise, so they hold a special place in my heart.
The Shield debuted on WWE’s main roster ten years ago in November 2022. The Shield was a regular on Raw and SmackDown for nearly two years, with feuds with John Cena, Big Show, Kane, Daniel Bryan, The Wyatt Family, & Evolution. The group was broken up in 2014 by Rollins, but there have been a few reunions since then, the most recent in 2019 already when Dean Ambrose left the company.