For the second time in the past 30 days, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey is getting eviscerated by fans for saying something that makes her come off as entitled and ungrateful.
Back in March, Rousey got absolutely crushed by folks on social media for bragging about not needing a “coronavirus panic shopping list,” showing off how “easy” she thinks it is to be self-sufficient in this time of crisis (assuming you are very rich).
Fast forward to this week and Rousey is once again facing the wrath of the internet, only this time she may have actually gone too far. (Or did she?)
Appearing on the latest episode of the Wild Ride! with Steve-O podcast, Rousey talked about her experience working for WWE and how she has no plans to return to wrestling in anything resembling a full time capacity because of all the “ungrateful fans.”
“I love the WWE. I had such a great time. I love all the girls in the locker room,” Ronda explained. “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. But, I was doing basically part-time and I was away from home 200 days out of the year. And when I did get home, I was so sleep deprived cause you just don’t have time to lay down.”
Ummm… yeah… that’s the professional wrestling business. Did no one tell her that before she signed a contract with WWE? 200 days is actually on the light side for most WWE Superstars.
“If I did all of the live shows, I was only home a day and a half a week,” Rousey continued. “It was just not worth it for my family because we were eliminating all of our expenses and living this lifestyle, we didn’t need it. We didn’t need the money.”
Yeah, we got it. You’re rich.
“So it’s just like … 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 fucking ungrateful fans that don’t even appreciate me? I love performing. I love the girls. I love being out there … but, at the end of the day, I was just like, ‘Fuck these fans, dude.’ My family loves me and they appreciate me and I want all my energy to go into them. So that was my decision at the end of the day. It’s like, ‘Hey girls. Love what you’re doing. I’m gonna try and take all my momentum and push you guys as far as I can … fly little birds, fly! I’m going fucking home!’ And that was basically it.”
How nice of Rousey to show up and give the girls a “push.” I’m sure the women who trained for years and put in hours upon hours of honing their craft will really appreciate her deigning to grace them with her presence for a few months because God knows they couldn’t have gotten over with the fans without her help, right, WWE fans?
Needless to say, wrestling fans who heard her little diatribe have pretty much had their fill of Ronda Rousey.
Guess what then, we are getting what we want. Love how every time she quits/retires from something it’s cause the fans suck or don’t appreciate her. pic.twitter.com/0k6WFA7vPT— Mr. AtoZ (@A2Zollinger) April 10, 2020
She doesn't plan to return full time? How about not at all. That would be even better. pic.twitter.com/6P9bdTjT1B— Tim (@Namedropper5000) April 10, 2020
She’s so soft.— Unknown Liberator (@UnknwnLiberator) April 10, 2020
Good she was horrible— TeddyThompsonsReturn (@ReturnTeddys) April 10, 2020
Cry me a river— Caleb Scmaleb (@KSLABADACTYL) April 10, 2020
Someone is very thin skinned.— Alessandro Santacroce (@AleSantacroce97) April 10, 2020
How did we not appreciate her if memory serves correct she was cheered for every time except in her feud with Becky I’m pretty sure we appreciated her— Trey Peacock (@TreyMichaelPea1) April 10, 2020
I have lost all respect and hope she stays gone
The one thing all of these riled up people might be missing is that (a) Rousey claims to absolutely love wrestling, and (b) pro wrestling is 100 percent a work so if she is planning on returning as a heel she just generated enough heat to keep Alaska warm for a month.