Sasha Banks and Ronda Rousey’s rivalry turns into tense Four Horsewomen back-and-forth on social media
Ever since the tense stare down back in 2017, members of both WWE’s Four Horsewomen and the MMA Four Horsewomen have been engulfed in a hotly broiled rivalry that continues to spill on social media.
Whereas both squads have never been shy of lobbing thinly veiled darts at one another, the tension between them grew even thicker this week in the aftermath of Sasha Banks and Ronda Rousey’s tense standoff on Monday Night Raw.
After chucking up the Horsewomen taunt during her confrontation with the Raw Women’s Champion, Banks took to Instagram to explain the importance behind the famous hand gesture and called Rousey a “fan.” Rousey clapped back, digging into the authenticity of her WWE Royal Rumble opponent’s squad, referring to them as the “FAUX horsewomen.”
Of course, it wasn’t long before the fire between them intensified, as Banks’ fellow Horsewomen teammate Bayley joined in the back-and-forth with her own post, as did Rousey’s pal, and NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler.
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The 4HW is about changing the perception of women's wrestling in the WWE. Its about walking into an arena full of people, including some of the people in the back, who's expections are lower than low, and knocking them on their asses. Showing the whole world that " I was born to do this " isn't some catchy line, but a promise to them from me, that as long as I have a breath in my lungs, I will never go less than 💯. That's why I throw up the 4 fingers. You throw them up cause you're a fan... That's the difference between you and I @rondarousey after #RoyalRumble you can go back to sitting in the crowd where you belong.
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Wrong. @sashabankswwe Everything you just said was about YOU and what YOU do. As an individual... you haven’t even begun to grasp what the 4 Horsewomen truly represent. The REAL 4 Horsewomen @qosbaszler @jessamynduke @marinashafir and myself are about camaraderie, we’re about loyalty, we’re sweat sisters bonded in blood we’ve shed together in the pursuit of a common goal. When any of us succeed, we rise together. If any of us fall, we dive to catch each other. When at our highest highs we hoist each other even higher into the air. When at our lowest lows we dust each other off and empower the sisters at our side to take another defiant step forward. You’re a bickering quarreling thrown together corporate copy of the lighting we’ve captured in a bottle. We’re real friends, we’re real sisters in arms, we’re the dose of reality to has come to dispel the fantasy that is your FAUX horsewomen. #RondaVsSasha #rawwomenschampionship #RoyalRumble #Jan27 #4horsewomenvsfauxhorsewomen
If you’re so confident in your 4 then why do you feel the need to defend yourselves so much, just shut up already.— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) January 16, 2019
There’s no telling how this will turn out when Sasha Banks and Ronda Rousey meet each other in the ring at WWE Royal Rumble, where they will go one-on-one for the Raw Women’s Championship.