Rousey stated, “Like hell yeah, running out there and having like fake fights for fun is just the best thing, you know.”
This led to Bliss sharing a video clip from the WWE 365 documentary that chronicles her time off the road when she was injured. Nia Jax has since referenced someone who was hurting Bliss in matches but didn’t name the person. Fans have speculated that she was referencing Rousey.
The fellow former WWE Raw Women’s Champion did an interview with CBS Sports where she was able to elaborate on her belief about Rousey’s comments. It all comes down to Rousey using the word fake while speaking about wrestling.
Bliss stated that she and Rousey have always gotten along and she has a lot of respect for Rousey’s accomplishments. She praised her for what she’s been through and brought up how she’s been a supporter of Rousey.
“It was just the use of the word ‘fake.’ Especially because we welcomed Ronda with open arms. We all wanted to see her succeed, and whenever we would have a match, we would respect her UFC background and respect how she did certain things.”
Bliss stated that the whole roster wanted to make an amazing story with amazing matches while meshing both styles of WWE and UFC together.
“But, with that, we had a whole documentary based on my concussions and how I didn’t know if I was ever going to be medically-cleared. The thing is, you know, you’re only as good as the person you’re in the ring with. When you kind of bash the fans who were always really supportive and say what we do is fake, it’s kind of disrespectful when we were so respectful of what she did coming in and we were respectful of her in WWE. Everyone was willing to help her succeed, you know? She did a lot for us, but we also did a lot for her.
A lot of bodies laid on the path she walked on. So, to say what we do is fake is really unfair. Yes, the finish is scripted, we say that; it’s protagonist, antagonist and conflict resolution. It’s a story we’re telling. My whole thing is … if she comes back to WWE? Great. We would all love to work with her again, I’m sure. Just limit the use of the ‘F-word.'”
Bliss also talked about the Fight Like a Girl series, working shows in front of no fans, her pig Larry Steve, and more. You can read the entire interview here.