Ronda Rousey Doubles Down On Calling Wrestling Fake, Says Wrestlers Are Disrespecting Real Fighters
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On Friday, former WWE Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey made some comments regarding wrestling fans and the business as a whole on the Wild Ride! with Steve-O podcast. Now, she’s taken to social media to respond to criticism surrounding the comments.
During the episode, Rousey not only took shots at wrestling fans, but also said that wrestling was having “fake fights for fun.” While she did express her enjoyment and love for WWE, the message was taken negatively by many fans and superstars alike. On Twitter, Rousey responded to that, noting that there is a difference between “real” fighting and professional wrestling.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) April 11, 2020
“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 all of the REAL fighters you’re insulting when pretending pro wrestling is somehow on the same level of realism.” Ronda Rousey explained. “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.”
Rousey clearly respects the world of professional wrestling, but still seems set on making her fans and the wrestling universe understand the differences between both professions.