Ronda Rousey Breaks Down Frustration With WWE “Mediocrity”

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey refused to be associated with mediocrity.

When Ronda Rousey made the jump from UFC to WWE, she did so as arguably the biggest female combat athlete in the world. Although her last two fights in UFC ended in defeat, Rousey’s star power was undiminished, and when she finally stepped into a WWE ring as an active competitor sparks flew.

Rousey’s first run saw her win the Raw Women’s Title and headline WrestleMania 35 with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. However, her second run from January 2022 until SummerSlam 2023 fell flat by comparison, with fans and several personalities claiming she didn’t care.

Speaking in a new interview with Rick Ucchino of Cageside Seats, Rousey outlined her frustration with how her WWE run played out and why she needed to leave.

“I had a long sit down with Triple H and I was like, ‘I can’t be associated with mediocrity.’ That’s what they seemed to be happy with at the time. I hope that is different now, but I can’t say… that I’ve ever experienced it any other way,”

Rousey added that she wished her final run would have taken place under the guidance of Triple H and without input from Vince McMahon.

“I’m so glad that it’s getting turned around. Triple H has been great towards the women in the company and really believing in us. He’s the whole reason that I was there, ‘cause he believed in me. I really wish that my last run was under Triple H running things and Vince being gone,”

“F*k Vince” – Ronda Rousey

Writing in her upcoming book Our Fight – available for pre-order now – Rousey delivers a scathing assessment of WWE management, blasting Vince McMahon, Bruce Prichard, and John Laurinaitis. Although she has much more time for Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

In one chapter, Ronda Rousey said she was set up to fail by Vince McMahon — or as she calls him “some nearly eighty-year-old chauvinist.”