Time looks to be repeating itself for Ronda Rousey, as she makes it clear that she will not be returning to the WWE full-time. Similarly to her departure from the UFC, Rousey attacked the fans, and the sport in her reasoning. During a recent podcast interview with Steve-O, Rousey responded to her disappearance from the WWE.
“What am I doing it for if I’m not being able to spend my time and energy on my family, but instead spending my time and my energy on a bunch of f***ing ungrateful fans that don’t even appreciate me?” Rousey said. “The thing is, I love performing. I love the girls. I love being out there.”
“I love the WWE,” Rousey continued. “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.”– Steve-O Podcast
Following the backlash from the WWE fan base on her comments, Rousey doubled-down in an instagram post.
Rousey went on within the caption to further the divide between her and the WWE fan base:
“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.” Ronda finishes by saying, “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.”– @rondarousey
Despite Rousey breaking the fourth wall, she does leave the door open for appearances. Luckily the WWE is known to love to hate the heel, which may be at peak now, following her statements.
UFC fans and pundits have been quick to draw parallels between Rousey’s bitter departure from mixed martial arts, citing unappreciative fans for her love loss of the game. Following a first round KO loss to Amanda Nunes, Rousey did not appreciate the memes and criticism from the sport.