3:05 PM PT — 4/11 — Ronda Rousey just went scorched Earth on anyone criticizing her for calling WWE’s matches “fake fights” — and it appears her most recent comments are aimed at a specific handful of her former co-workers.
RR took to Instagram Saturday and wrote, “Anyone who is outraged by me calling pro wrestling ‘fake fights for fun’ has never been in a REAL fight.” Dammmmnn … tell us how you really feel.
She goes on, “While you all are tiptoeing around bruising some pro wrestlers’ huge soft egos — no one is thinking about all the REAL fighters you’re insulting when pretending pro wrestling is somehow on the same level of realism.” Ronda finishes by saying, “Yes, I understand, wrestling 300 days a year for years on end is incredibly tough on the body and a difficult profession — but do you know what would happen if you got in 300 REAL fights in a year? You would be dead.”
Ronda’s fiery comeback here appears to be in direct response to WWE’s Alexa Bliss and Lana, both of whom called out her “fake fights” remarks on Twitter. Alexa was a little more subtle, but Lana called out Ronda by name for saying what she said.
Welp, nothing is more direct than what Ronda said back. Jeeeezzz …
Ronda Rousey is slamming the door shut on a full-time return to WWE — saying she refuses to dedicate her whole life for some “f*cking ungrateful” fans.
Ronda hasn’t been in the squared circle since WrestleMania 35 back in 2019 — and many people were wondering if she’s EVER coming back?
Now, some answers courtesy of the “Wild Ride with Steve-O” podcast [shout out ProWrestlingSheet] … where the former “Jackass” star asked her straight up about her career plans.
“I love the WWE,” Ronda said … “I had such a great time. I love all the girls in the locker room.”
BUUUUUT … (of course, there’s a “but”).
“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.”
“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 of spending my time and my energy on a bunch of f*cking ungrateful fans that don’t even appreciate me?”
And boom goes the dynamite.
“I love performing. I love the girls. I love being out there … but, at the end of the day, I was just like, ‘F*ck these fans, dude.'”
Ronda continued, “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 f*cking home!’ And that was basically it.”
Originally Published — 4/10 10:21 AM PT