Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch appeared on ESPN SportsCenter this morning to promote WrestleMania 35.
Before the WWE discussion got started, Rousey was asked for her thoughts on Conor McGregor announcing his retirement. Rousey said it was a creative way to retire and “we’ll see how permanent it is. If he wants to retire forever, he’s more than earned it.”
Lynch said she’s been working towards getting to this point in her career since she was 15 years old. She talked about leaving the business for a few years but she felt like there was more for her to do in the business. She told a friend once that she would one day be in the main event at WrestleMania.
Rousey said she was happy when it was officially announced that the Raw Women’s Championship match would be the main event but she was also expecting it.
“It’s incredible the amount of momentum that we’ve been able to generate in a year. What is happening in WWE is really a parallel for everything that’s happened culturally around the world. The WWE copies everything else that is happening like the women’s evolution and revolution [and] every industry out there.”
Rousey is not bashing WWE when she says that. Women like Serena Williams have been at the top of their sport for many years and women have been breaking down doors in MMA since Gina Carano in the late 2000s in Strikeforce and Rousey did the same in UFC.
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