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Ronda Rousey blames ungrateful fans for WWE departure

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Former WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey recently appeared on the Wild Ride! podcast with host Steve-O where she confirmed that she has no plans to return to wrestling in a full-time capacity. And it’s not because of the contract she was offered or injuries, Rousey says it’s because of the “f*cking ungrateful fans.”

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Rousey, who is still under contract with WWE until April 2021, decided to take an extended break from WWE after losing her Raw Women’s Championship to Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 35, so she could try and start a family with husband Travis Browne.

“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 spending my time and my energy on a bunch of f*cking ungrateful fans that don’t even appreciate me? I love performing,” said Rousey. “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.’ 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.”

When Steve-O asked if she has any interest in returning for another run with WWE, Rousey expressed interest, but not with anything resembling the schedule she was on before her break from WWE.

“Well, if I ever do come back it will never be at a full-time capacity ever again. I think for like chunks of time, you know?” continued Rousey. “I’m very much like an obsessive person or I like to obsess over something for a certain time and then kind of go take some time to obsess about something else. But no I’m never gonna be full time again over 200 days a year on the road like that ever again. It’s just it was I needed to do it in order to learn and get immersed into it and really understand what was going on, but it’s just not the lifestyle for me.”

Do you want to see Rousey back in the WWE? Let us know down in the comments or hit me up on Twitter, @heyitsjjtravers.


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