Ronda Rousey recently appeared on the Wild Ride! podcast with Steve-O and gave her thoughts about how much she enjoyed her time "having fake fights" in WWE.
"I love the WWE," Rousey said. "I had such a great time. I love all the girls in the locker room. Running out there and having fake fights for fun is just the best thing. I love choreography. I love acting. I love theater. Live theater and some of the last forms of live theater."
"Anyone who is outraged by me calling pro wrestling 'fake fights for fun' has never been in a REAL fight. While you all are tip toeing around bruising some pro wrestlers' huge soft egos — no one is thinking about all the REAL fighters you're insulting when pretending pro wrestling is somehow on the same level of realism. Yes, I understand, wrestling 300 days a year for years on end is incredibly tough on the body and a difficult profession — but do you know what would happen if you got in 300 REAL fights a year? You would be dead."
"What am I doing it for if I'm not being able to spend my time and energy on my family, but instead spending my time and my energy on a bunch of f--king ungrateful fans that don't even appreciate me?" Rousey wondered. "The thing is, I love performing. I love the girls. I love being out there. But, at the end of the day, I was just like, 'F--k these fans, dude.' My family loves me. They appreciate me. I want all of my energy to go into them."
Rousey's friend and fellow MMA Four Horsewoman, Shayna Baszler, has since commented:
"HOW DARE RONDA CARE MORE ABOUT HER FAMILY THAN PLEASING FANS THAT ARE NEVER HAPPY!!!"
Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) April 11, 2020
HOW DARE RONDA CARE MORE ABOUT HER FAMILY THAN PLEASING FANS THAT ARE NEVER HAPPY!!!— Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) April 11, 2020