Ronda Rousey is doubling down on statements made during an interview with Steve-O on his recent podcast. After ruffling some feathers by calling WWE “fake fighting” and after she said “fu-k the fans” when talking about a potential return to WWE, she’s issued a statement about those comments on her Instagram page.
While on the Steve-O podcast, Rousey said, “I love the WWE. I had such a great time. I love all the girls in the locker room.” It was a nice comment. Unfortunately, she followed it up with comments that weren’t quite as respectful. “Running out there and having fake fights for fun is just the best thing. I love choreography. I love acting. I love theater. Live theater and some of the last forms of live theater,” she added.
Unfortunately, that caught the attention of a number of WWE fans and wrestlers who didn’t appreciate her showing what they deemed a lack of respect for the physicality it takes to be a WWE Superstar.
These people aren’t exactly arguing the fact that WWE and professional wrestling is predetermined and scripted. They are arguing that, perhaps, she should have a bit more respect than to call being in the WWE a chance to play around and act.
Rousey then took to Instagram on Saturday and made a statement about the backlash she’s been receiving after the interview aired. She writes:
“Anyone who is outraged by me calling pro wrestling “fake fights for fun” has never been in a REAL fight. While you all are tip toeing around bruising some pro wrestlers’ huge soft egos – no one is thinking about 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 you know what would happen if you got in 300 REAL fights in a year? You would be dead.”
Clearly, Rousey isn’t ready to shy away from her comments and she appears upset, again, that people aren’t showing much respect for her and her past profession as a REAL fighter.
All we can say is, we hope this is a work because if it is, the material is gold to be used in a future WWE angle.