Kurt with a big statement.
The current RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey burst onto the WWE scene this past January at the conclusion of the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match. Just a few months later at WrestleMania 34, Ronda had her first wrestling match in the WWE and she seemingly exceeded expectations as she and WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle defeated Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Fast forward to present day and Ronda has headlined the first-ever all-women's pay-per-view 'Evolution' and has been reigning as the RAW Women's Champion for four months.
Ronda's accomplishment list was stacked before she came to WWE. Ronda obtained multiple medals in the International Judo Federation to being the first-ever UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame. Ronda has done it all in combat sports and is looking to build her resume' in the land of sports-entertainment and despite Ronda's past accomplishments, Kurt Angle feels that if Ronda can stay healthy, as the years go by she will be most known for her career in WWE.
“Well I think Ronda exceeded the expectations from anybody." Kurt said during an interview with Sam Roberts for Ringside Collectibles. "But she did her homework, and you can’t lie to anybody, Ronda was very new to WWE at the time. She had very little experience but what she did at WrestleMania was unbelievable. She stole the show, and I knew before we went in there - Triple H and I, we knew she should be the focus. So if you watch that match, you really… the focus is on Ronda, and that’s what we had to do in order to get her to be where she is right now, and she did a really great job. I can’t believe how well she adapted, how quickly she adapted to it." He continued, "I felt like it was me. So… I mean I caught on quickly and she did too. A couple weeks ago [at the time of this interview] she caught a promo in the ring and I was like, ‘Wow, this girl is getting it way too quickly'. So, this girl she’s been the best in judo, she’s been the best in UFC, but I don’t think… I think this is her thing. I think that WWE is the thing that she will be most known for. I really believe that. If she stays healthy, another six-to-ten years, that will be her legacy. The WWE, one of the greatest of all time."
The pressures of being on the road and away from family began to take a toll on Ronda Rousey during her recent Q&A on YouTube. For more on that, click here.
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