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Vince McMahon offers high praise to Ronda Rousey

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has offered some high praise to WWE Raw Women’s Champion and former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

While in the peak of her MMA career, she was hyped as the baddest women on the planet. As the sport evolved, she pursued her new career as a pro wrestler and became a WWE star where she has made a great transition from the MMA world to the pro wrestling business.

During WWE’s fourth quarter 208 earnings conference call on Thursday, McMahon praised Rousey for her transition to what they do inside of the squad circle.

“Again, we can bring people in from the outside to our environment. It can’t be just a one-off type thing because our audience realizes that’s not going to push the envelope as far as their enjoyment of what we do. Nonetheless, bringing Ronda in gave us more visibility in terms of the initiative of reaching more women. And when you do something like that it allows you to not just use Ronda’s platform from a different niche to come into WWE, Ronda in of herself becomes a brand of WWE.

It’s a different Ronda than what you saw before, in terms of UFC and things of that nature. When you put talent, rub talent up against Ronda, Ronda can help us make talent, and she’s doing just that. She knows how to do it, she’s one of the brightest people we’ve ever done business with. And the fact that she’s adapted to the WWE culture so fast, it really is truly an amazing salute to her as an athlete, and as a human being. So, the Rondas will come in and out, and when they do, as long as we know what those dates are, we plan around it.”

H/t to Wrestling INC for the quotes


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