Ronda Rousey is just a few weeks away from potentially making history by main eventing WrestleMania 35, but she had a coarse message for the company and WWE fans who have booed her in recent months.
First, some background. Rousey is set to face Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 35, but Becky Lynch can earn a place in the match if she defeats Flair at WWE Fastlane on Sunday. As that match was being finalized on Raw, Rousey crashed a segment featuring Lynch, Flair and Stephanie McMahon to make it clear that she’s fed up with fans.
“I did everything I could, everything I could to respect this business. I worked my [expletive] off, and I exceeded every expectation. I poured my heart out and sacrificed my body for your entertainment. And what’d you do, huh? You booed me out of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, my home. You cheer for Becky while I’m out here working my [expletive] off to entertain you. Well you know what? No. I’m done pretending. I am no longer here to entertain you. I would break Charlotte and Becky’s noses if I so much as sneezed in their direction.”
The speech was designed to turn Rousey into a heel heading into WrestleMania – and she followed it up by turning the dial up to 11 in an extremely profane rant in a YouTube vlog, in which she claimed that she hasn’t been following WWE orders and informed fans that wrestling is fake.
“It’s been building up in me since Survivor Series, 100 percent. Me and Charlotte put on… I mean, it was a hell of a [expletive] match. And I took a hell of a beating. And there wasn’t a person there that wasn’t completely fixated every single second. We completely stole the show, the whole card. And in the same venue where I fought Cat Zingano, at home, they booed me out of the stadium.
It was just such a slap in the face. I’m just like ‘you know what? [Expletive] you people. [Expletive] all you guys. Even Los Angeles. They don’t have any [expletive] pride in their own city, at all. They don’t. ‘Oh the Lakers are winning now? I’m going to root for the Lakers. Oh the Clippers are winning now? I’m going to go for the Clippers.’ I don’t think anyone [expletive] knows the Rams are there. And the [expletive] Dodgers got booed out of the stadium at home during the World Series.
You know what, that whole city is just a bunch of people who are [expletive] transplants who are trying to escape [expletive] [expletive] Ohio or wherever the [expletive] that they’re from, and they have no pride in L.A.
…. That’s the thing, it’s not a [expletive] promo. It’s not an act. I’m not going out there and doing their [expletive] act anymore. They can say it’s part of the act to try to save face to everybody else, but it’s not an act. I’m going out there and doing whatever the hell I want. And they can explain it away however they want, but [expletive] ’em. Everybody. WWE Universe included. I meant that I’m going to disrespect the sport that they all love so much. ‘Ohhhh don’t break kayfabe Ronda!’ Wrestling is scripted. It’s made up. It’s not real. None of those [expletive] can [expletive] touch me. The end.”
Rousey is certainly going to get a strong reaction the next time she shows up in front of a WWE crowd.