Ronda Rousey stirred up some controversy over the weekend when she called wrestling fake and attacked fans for being ungrateful. Rousey would go on to use an infamous "work yourself into a shoot" tweet by Hulk Hogan to hint that she was just working, brother.
Whether a work or a shoot, Alexa Bliss wasn't pleased with some of the "fake" comments as she was victimized by Rousey's work in the ring. Bliss suffered a concussion while working with Rousey that cost her months of ring time.
"I'll just start by saying I like Ronda," Bliss told CBS Sports. "We've always gotten along, I have a lot of respect for her and what she does and what she's been through. What she does in MMA and UFC, I've always been super supportive and everything like that. It was just the use of the word 'fake.' Especially because we welcomed Ronda with open arms. We all wanted to see her succeed, and whenever we would have a match, we would respect her UFC background and respect how she did certain things. We wanted to make an amazing story with amazing matches while meshing both styles of WWE and UFC together. I thought every girl that worked with her did an amazing job of that."
She continued, "But, with that, we had a whole documentary based on my concussions and how I didn't know if I was ever going to be medically-cleared. The thing is, you know, you're only as good as the person you're in the ring with. When you kind of bash the fans who were always really supportive and say what we do is fake, it's kind of disrespectful when we were so respectful of what she did coming in and we were respectful of her in WWE. Everyone was willing to help her succeed, you know? She did a lot for us, but we also did a lot for her. A lot of bodies laid on the path she walked on. So, to say what we do is fake is really unfair. Yes, the finish is scripted, we say that; it's protagonist, antagonist and conflict resolution. It's a story we're telling. My whole thing is ... if she comes back to WWE? Great. We would all love to work with her again, I'm sure. Just limit the use of the 'F-word.'"
Rousey's comments were mentioned on Monday's WWE Raw in a backstage segment with Shayna Baszler. It is unknown when or if Rousey will return to WWE. She recently stated that she won't return to the ring full-time, but is open to returning for set lengths.
As for Bliss, she remains one of the top stars in WWE as one half of the Women's Tag Team Champions.