Ronda Rousey made headlines over the weekend when she called WWE fans ungrateful and then threw around the F-word (FAKE) when comparing wrestling to MMA. Her comments drew the ire of former foes Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax, who took exception to Ronda calling the sport "fake."
On Tuesday's WWE Backstage, the panel weighed in on Ronda's comments with CM Punk, who has competed in WWE and UFC, giving his thoughts.
"She's doing her job. I love this. This is pure chaos and I don't see this ending well, whether it's real or scripted, but it's going to be fun to watch. It's fantastic to watch everyone bite on it and get butthurt. Everyone says 'Ronda is soft' because she got knocked out twice. 'She's not a real fighter. She's not a real wrestler.' She's got them wrapped around her finger. Wrestling is best when you blur the lines. 'These two really don't like each other. She just punched her in the face.' Where I think she's going to get in trouble is when she says 'I'm real, everything else is phony,' you're not on thin ice anymore, you've fallen through the ice and you're in the water. It's going to be interesting to see how they tiptoe around that," he said.
Punk wondered if WWE is potentially setting up a MMA Horsewomen (Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir) vs. WWE Horsewomen (Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Sasha Banks) at some point down the road.
As of now, it is unknown if or when Rousey will return to WWE.
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