Ronda Rousey is dealing with the blowback from her comments during Steve-O’s podcast this week, specifically by fellow wrestlers over her “fake fighting” comments.
Female performers Rousey claims to have loved during her time in WWE are a bit upset today after Rousey said, “I love the WWE. I had such a great time. I love all the girls in the locker room. 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.”
WWE Superstar Lana took to social media pointing out a number of the serious injuries wrestlers have had to deal with over the “fake” nature of the business. She wrote:
“I have NO WORDS for her audacity to [say] ‘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!”
Alexa Bliss also responded, showing a clip from her WWE 365 episode when she spoke about being on the shelf, which was due to receiving two concussions while working with Rousey.
What’s interesting of note here is that it was just the other day that Nai Jax mentioned during a Twitch stream that she had to step in with the higher-ups in WWE to protect Bliss who was getting hurt more than she should have been. It is believed Rousey was the person Jax wouldn’t mention by name.
“Hm. Was out for almost a year. Must have been ‘fake,'” Bliss wrote.
Mark Henry Had Opposite Response
Not everyone is upset with Rousey today. In fact, some people fell sympathy for her, including Mark Henry who said during Busted Open Radio, that if fans had given Rousey a bit more respect, they’d like get to see more of her.
He talked about how good she was in such a short period or time but a portion of the fans crapped on her, hoping she’d fail. He’s not surprised to hear she doesn’t necessarily want to come back more often.