Ronda Rousey Credits WWE Hall Of Famer For Helping Her Creatively

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Ronda Rousey is grateful for the help she received from a WWE Hall of Famer.

The former WWE Women’s Champion and UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey has written a graphic novel that fans can help support on Kickstarter with some incredible perks as part of the project.

While Rousey likely wrapped up her WWE last summer after losing to her good friend Shayna Baszler, she is keeping busy with her graphic novel and being a mom, among other things.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Rousey made sure to credit WWE Hall of Famer Paul Heyman for helping her a lot by making her realize she was more than just a fighter or a wrestler.

“He’s one of the few people who really encouraged me creatively. He showed me I’m so much more than just what my body can do. That’s how so many people see me–as an athlete, as a fighter. It’s all about performing, being on camera, focusing on what I can do physically–but it was different with Paul.”

As Rousey continued, she continued to praise Heyman for guiding her.

“It was Paul Heyman who said, ‘What do you want your movie to be?’ Paul produced my segments during the second half of my first year in WWE, and he really worked with me on being able to write my own promos and deliver them.”

“I’d wrote before, two memoirs, but not creatively–he encouraged me to create outside of myself. Paul was my first mentor as a writer, and he saw that in me.”

Ronda Rousey Is Happy That Triple H Has Turned Around WWE

During Ronda Rousey’s run in WWE from 2018 to 2023, it was Vince McMahon running the show for the most part. After departing the company, Ronda Rousey wasn’t shy about bashing Vince McMahon and saying she was set up to fail by the former WWE Chairman.

When speaking about the current state of WWE, Ronda Rousey did have an optimistic attitude about Triple H being in charge creatively.

“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.”

Fans may recall that Ronda Rousey’s first WWE match was a tag team match at WrestleMania 34 when she teamed up with Kurt Angle to beat Triple H & Stephanie McMahon in a match that impressed a lot of people.