Ronda Rousey: I Felt Like I Was Doing Custom Matches For A 'F*cking Sicko In The Back' In WWE

Ronda Rousey elaborates on her comments about Vince McMahon.

In excerpts from her new book, "Our Fight", former WWE star Ronda Rousey shared her thoughts on the "casting couch culture" in WWE. She also spoke critically of Vince McMahon and commented on the allegations against him.

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Speaking with Rick Ucchino of Cageside Seats, Rousey was critical of the way McMahon ran WWE.

“Everything just being beholden to this near 80-year-old man, who has five or six episodes of ‘Behind the Bastards’ about him, is not a very good business model," Rousey said.

Rousey went on to highlight some of her frustrations from her time in WWE, including a lack of screen and prep time for the women in WWE. The former champion made it clear that she eventually reached a point where she had enough. She noted that she felt like she was doing custom matches for "a f***ing sicko in the back", referring to McMahon.

“I just didn’t wanna be Vince’s action f—-ing figure anymore. I felt like I was like doing custom matches for a f—-ing sicko in the back. All power to the girls that keep fighting the good fight. But I’m in my mid-30’s now. I’ve got s—t to do," Rousey said.

McMahon initially retired in July 2022, and Triple H took over as the head of creative. However, Rousey claimed that McMahon was never gone when she was there, as he was phoning it in through Bruce Prichard. She also noted that, to this day, she was skeptical that McMahon was gone, even with her agent, who works at Endeavor, telling her that he is.

“He was never gone while I was there. He was just phoning it in through Bruce Pritchard. My agent who works at WME (Endeavor), he was telling me, ‘You know, he’s completely gone now, I swear.’ I’m like, I’ll believe it when I see it, because everyone said he left before. He never left. He was there by text message," Rousey said.

McMahon officially returned to WWE in January 2023. The company reached a transaction agreement with Endeavor in April, which was finalized in September. McMahon later resigned in January 2024 amid allegations of sexual assault and sex trafficking, which he has denied.

During the interview, Rousey noted that she talked with Triple H before she left WWE. Check out her comments here.

Rousey recently called WWE an "absolute shit show" and stated that she did not intend to go back. Click here to see what she had to say.

Rick Ucchino spoke with Jeremy Lambert and Joel Pearl about the interview on Fightful Overbooked's In The Weeds.

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