Ronda Rousey has recalled having to warn Becky Lynch not to mention her mother in promos, as she was ready to break people’s arms for what they said to her daughter!
During a recent appearance on the Wives of Wrestling podcast, Ronda Rousey discussed how her bachelorette party effectively turned in to a WWE tryout.
‘The Baddest Woman On The Planet’ explained how her friend Shayna Baszler was training at the Performance Centre, and arranging the party in this way meant that she could be involved.
Well, it was Shayna that got me into WWE in general. Then she started training at the PC, then Marina moved out there with Chris. So, I guess I kind of approached them, I had a bachelorette party coming up, and I thought I really want to hang out with the girls, but everybody’s in Florida doing wrestling. I was like, ‘why don’t I come, and I’ll do wrestling with you guys. That way we can hang out, and have our time over there.’
I think my agent Brad, because I didn’t have Triple H’s number or anything, I was like, ‘what do you think the WWE would think if I asked my bachelorette party spent like a week training over there?’ Then I think it was me Jessamy and Shayna would do like an RV road trip, I love RVs, to LA from Florida. So, that was kind of it, my present to myself was basically giving myself a try-out.
Ronda Rousey went on to talk about how her original plan with WWE would be shorter than what the company wanted due to her family plans, however she worked around the schedule the company presented to her.
So then my agent Brad set up a meeting with me and Triple H, being like, ‘oh would you like to this,’ kind of thing. I was like, ‘yeah,’ but I didn’t know what I was getting into, I didn’t think I would be able to have any actual matches on my own. I didn’t know what live shows were, I didn’t know that was a thing.
So, I ended up becoming like a, give a mouse a cookie situation. Where I was like, ‘okay, I’ll do this fun wrestling thing before me and Trav [Travis Browne] have a baby.’ It was kind of like a bucket list, okay let me go do some WWE stuff for a year or whatever before we have a baby. Because at first, I was like, ‘oh yeah, by November we want to go off and have a baby,’ and they were like, ‘oh well, we kind of do things from WrestleMania to WrestleMania, so could you extend it to the next WrestleMania?’
I am like, ‘all right, fine, whatever,’ and then it just developed into this entire world, and universe, and experience that I didn’t know it was coming. So, it was very organic the way everything happened.
The former UFC star went on to make it clear that her mum wasn’t impressed with what people said to her in WWE, and how she was ready to take action if it carried on.
I think Trav would be down, I think we would have a great time, we would love that. I think my mom might actually like haul off and beat the sh*t out of somebody if they said something that pissed her off. Like, a 100 percent. I had to at one point tell Becky like, ‘hey Becky. I don’t think you can say anything else with my mom, because she might kill you if she sees you.’
My mom literally said to me, she was like, ‘these people might pay you to put up with this kind of sh*t, no one’s paying me, if anyone says sh*t about me, and I see them in person, I’m going to break their f*cking arm.
Having lost to Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 38, she will now get another shot at the SmackDown Women’s Championship in an I Quit Match at WrestleMania Backlash.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.