That doesn’t sound like someone who wants to come back. A little over two years ago, Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut and turned the wrestling world upside down. There had never been someone who took to wrestling as fast as she did, as she debuted as the big surprise at the end of the Royal Rumble, had a featured match at WrestleMania 34 and then headlined WrestleMania 35. Rousey has not wrestled since then and she might not be interested in doing it again.
One of the things that might surprise people new to the wrestling business is how the fans respond to wrestlers. Despite being people who are willing to pay their money to show up at an event, several wrestling fans do not seem pleased with what they are seeing. These fans go out of their way to insult the wrestlers and treat them rather poorly. That has not been lost on Rousey.
Rousey was a guest on Wild Ride with Steve O and discussed her time with WWE, including her thoughts on the fans. While Rousey said she did love the WWE, she did not like what she described as ungrateful fans who did not appreciate her. Rousey was willing to help elevate the rest of the locker room but did not want to put up with the fans. With regards to a return to the ring, Rousey said that she would consider a part time run but never a full time one as it was not the lifestyle for her.
Here are her statements in full context, with transcription courtesy of 411mania.com:
On the fans:
“We didn’t need the money, so it’s just like, what am I doing it for if I’m not being able to spend my time and my energy on my family but instead spending my time and energy on a bunch of fucking ungrateful fans that don’t even appreciate me, and the thing is, I love performing and I love the girls and I love being out there, but at the end of the day, I was just like, fuck these fans, dude, my family loves me and they appreciate me and I want all my energy to go into them. So that was my decision. At the end of the day, it was like, ‘Hey girls, love what you’re doing, I’m gonna try and take all my momentum and push you guys as far as I can, fly little birds, fly, I’m going fucking home.’ And that was basically it.”
On A Potential Return:
“If I ever do come back, it will never be at a full-time capacity ever again. I think for stints, chunks of time, I’m very much an obsessive person where I like to obsess over something for a certain time and then take some time to obsess about something else, but no, I’m never going to be full-time again, over 200 days a year, on the road. I needed to do it in order to learn and get immersed into it and really understand what was going on, but it’s just not the lifestyle for me.”
It was quite the interview. Check out the full appearance, plus some of Rousey in WWE:
Opinion: That sounds a lot like a heel promo to me so maybe they are teasing a potential return to WWE. Rousey is someone who could come back to WWE at any time or could never show up there again. That makes for a lot of intrigue and I’m not sure if Rousey will ever be back. I certainly would like for her to be, though she is in a place where she never has to be, which is quite the perk.
Do you think Rousey will be back? Do you want her to be? Let us know in the comments below.
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