Exclusive: Ronda Rousey's 'Fake' Tirade Was Cringe Inducing, Says American Top Team's Dan Lambert

Ronda Rousey has been a huge win for WWE after making the move over from the world of MMA, even if she went on a Twitter tangent about the 'fake' nature of pro wrestling.

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Rousey's tirade drew the ire of many fans -- not because they didn't know pro wrestling was scripted, but because it often undermines the point of the show. Another name all too familiar with both MMA and pro wrestling is American Top Team owner Dan Lambert. He spoke to Fightful.com's James Lynch about Rousey's comments and admitted they weren't his cup of tea.

"I don't think she's saying anything that isn't approved by the top brass in WWE," Lambert said, though WWE sources did confirm with Fightful that the 'fake' terminology isn't approved. "It makes me cringe a little bit. It's nice to have that suspended disbelief when you go to a wrestling match and that 'what if?' I think it would have been better if she said 'pro wrestlers are wimps and we're tougher, I'm an MMA fighter and I'll kill you in a real fight.' I'm still really impressed with how she's done since she's gone over there, especially in the ring. She's taken to it like a fish to water with a brief training camp so to speak to learn her profession. She's having really good matches. I give her a lot of credit."

Lambert isn't just talking the talk, he's walked the walk, as well. In 2017 and 2018, Lambert made several appearances for Impact Wrestling, where he would play a heel role alongside members of his American Top Team.

You can see Lynch's full interview with Lambert above, where he discusses Jack Swagger, Kayla Harrison, Bobby Lashley, Amanda Nunes, and more.

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