Ronda Rousey has a lot of respect for the world of professional wrestling, but says that anybody who really thinks wrestling is on the same level as legitimate fighting is an insult to legitimate fighters.
Following comments she made while speaking to Steve-O on his show, Wild Ride, They were many upset with Ronda Rousey over the fact that she called wrestling fake as well as insulted WWE fans.
Nia Jax would go so far as to say that if Ronda ever returned to WWE, she would defy any mandate from WWE management that said she had to make Ronda look good in the ring.
I can’t wait for Ronda 2 one day return 2 WWE. Even if WWE orders me to make Ronda look good in the ring, which is the ONLY way for Ronda 2 look good in the ring w/me. I’ll risk my job 2 go down in history as the one from this biz that knocked her the F**K out! #TestMeBitch— -- (@NiaJaxWWE) April 11, 2020
Lana also spoke out about the comments made by Ronda Rousey saying that wrestling is very physical and has ended several careers prematurely.
I have NO WORDS for her audacity to save “fake fighting” !!!!!! If it’s fake why can’t @RealPaigeWWE & @TJWilson can’t wrestle anymore ?? If it is fake why couldn’t @EdgeRatedR wrestle for 11 years ???? This is a contact sport where REAL things happen! https://t.co/cYvGpTjmci— CJ “Lana” Perry (@LanaWWE) April 11, 2020
Couldn’t agree more with you ! https://t.co/O9nb1r4eM2— CJ “Lana” Perry (@LanaWWE) April 11, 2020
Ronda has now taken to her own Twitter to make a statement regarding all the backlash she’s received. In the statement, she stands by her original comments and even says that the very concept of pretending like wrestling is on the same legitimate level as MMA, is an insult to real fighters.
“Anyone who is outraged by me calling pro wrestling "fake fights for fun" has never been in a REAL fight,” she began. “While you all are tiptoeing around bruising some pro wrestlers' huge soft egos - no one is thinking about all the REAL fighters you're insulting when pretending pro wrestling is somehow on the same level of realism. Yes, I understand, wrestling 300 days a year for years on end is incredibly tough on the body and a difficult profession- but do you know what would happen if you got in 300 REAL fights in a year? You would be dead.”
In the same interview with Steve-O, Ronda Rousey revealed that she would return to WWE but only on a short stint basis.