As we previously reported, former RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey was a guest on the Wild Ride With Steve-O podcast.
Rousey spoke about how “ungrateful fans” and a hectic schedule eventually got to her and precipitated her decision to take a break from WWE after WrestleMania 35.
While she did say that she loved her time there, specifically that she loved the women’s locker room, she rather controversially called wrestling “fake”.
“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,” said Rousey about her WWE experience.
While Rousey might have a lot of love for the women’s locker room, some of the women themselves have taken offense at Rousey’s words.
Fans and performers are usually not very happy at anyone calling wrestling “fake fighting” and two of Rousey’s former opponents took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
One half of the current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss, who got concussed twice while working a program with Rousey, shared a clip of her WWE 365 episode where she talked about the injuries.
Lana, who was also part of the women’s locker room when Rousey was there, also took umbrage with Rousey’s comments. She cited the possibility of serious career-ending injuries.
“If it’s fake why can’t Paige and Wilson can’t wrestle anymore?? If it is fake why couldn’t Edge wrestle for 11 years???? This is a contact sport where REAL things happen!” wrote Lana.