Earlier this year former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey signed with WWE. The former mixed martial arts (MMA) star is now embarking on a professional wrestling career, one in which she has seemed to pick up rather quickly. Rousey currently reigns as the Raw Women’s Champion on Monday nights. Her first match in WWE occurred at WrestleMania 34 in which she teamed up with fellow former Olympian and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle. They took on the team of Stephanie McMahon and Ronda Rousey.
Rousey and Angle picked up the win in a match that almost stole the entire show. Speaking to The National recently, Stephanie McMahon discussed what it was like working and preparing for “The Rowdy One.” McMahon noted that her children would come along to watch her prepare for their WrestleMania match with Rousey at the WWE Performance Center. Rousey was very nice to the McMahon children and even got inside the ring with them.
Here’s what the Monday Night Raw Commissioner had to say:
“In terms of working with Ronda, my kids came down to watch me train in the performance centre with Ronda. They watched us go through the match and Ronda got in the ring with them and she was great. She really is a wonderful person and she got in the ring with them and worked them over a little bit and then it was really cute. I was with my kids and it was the day before WrestleMania.
“It was my two little ones. My oldest one understands it more. I said ‘OK guys, this is how the match is going to end. Ronda Rousey is going to break my arm, but she is not really going to break my arm’ and they weren’t getting it. So I said ‘Mummy’s going to lie down on the floor’ and I put my arm up in the air and I said ‘OK Murphy I want you to grab my arm and push it back like this.’
“As soon as she touched my arm I went like this and reacted she had really hurt me. And then I was Murphy, ‘I’m OK, that is what I am showing you, it is all in the reaction.’ I then asked her to do the same thing and I didn’t react and I was able to say ‘see, you’re not hurting me’. And then my youngest was like ‘let me try, let me try!’
“It was their aha moment and they were no longer worried. But mummy going through the table from the year before that was harder to explain. My 10 year old explained it as the stunt table. ‘That’s the stunt table, right momma?’ they asked.”
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