Ronda Rousey admits warning Becky Lynch not to talk about her mother

  • Ash Rose

Ronda Rousey has opened up on her WWE career so far and revealed she had to warn Becky Lynch not to mention her mother during their programme together. 

The Baddest Women On The Planet was a an guest on a recent episode of The Wives of Wrestling podcast and she spoke about her time with WWE so far and whether or not she could see her husband getting involved in WWE. 

Rousey admitted that hubby Travis Brown would be up for it, the same can’t be said for other members of her family though. In fact, the UFC Hall of Famer had to warn Becky Lynch not to mention her mother during her first run and angle with the Irish star. 

I think Trav would be down, I think we would have a great time, we would love that, I think my mom might actually like haul off and beat the sh*t out of somebody if they said something that pissed her off. Like, a 100 percent. I had to at one point tell Becky like, ‘hey Becky. I don’t think you can say anything else with my mom, because when she might kill you if she sees you.’

My mom literally said to me, she was like, ‘these people might pay you to put up with this kind of sh*t, no one’s paying me, if anyone says sh*t about me, and I see them in person, I’m going to break their f*cking arm.’

During the appearance, Rousey also detailed how her move to WWE came about. Revealing that it was her bachelorette party that was the catalyst for Ronda’s move into wrestling, just so she could spend time with friends like Shayna Baszler at the Performance Center. 

“Well, it was Shayna that got me into WWE in general,” Rousey said. “Then she started training at the PC, then Marina moved out there with Chris. So, I guess I kind of approached them, I had a bachelorette party coming up, and I thought I really want to hang out with the girls, but everybody’s in Florida doing wrestling. I was like, ‘why don’t I come, and I’ll do wrestling with you guys. That way we can hang out, and have our time over there.’

“I think my agent Brad, because I didn’t have Triple H’s number or anything, I was like, ‘what do you think the WWE would think if I asked my bachelorette party spent like a week training over there?’ Then I think it was me Jessamy and Shayna would do like an RV road trip, I love RVs, to LA from Florida. So, that was kind of it, my present to myself was basically giving myself a try-out.”

The former Raw Women’s Champion went on to also reveal that she had planned to only work with WWE until November as she wanted to go off and have a baby. However, she was talked into staying after getting fully engrossed in the WWE world. 

“So then my agent Brad set up a meeting with me and Triple H, being like, ‘oh would you like to this,’ kind of thing,” she said. ” I was like, ‘yeah,’ but I didn’t know what I was getting into, I didn’t think I would be able to have any actual matches on my own. I didn’t know what live shows were, I didn’t know that was a thing.

“So, I ended up becoming like a, give a mouse a cookie situation. Where I was like, ‘okay, I’ll do this fun wrestling thing before me and Trav [Travis Browne] have a baby.’ It was kind of like a bucket list, okay let me go do some WWE stuff for a year or whatever before we have a baby. Because at first, I was like, ‘oh yeah, by November we want to go off and have a baby,’ and they were like, ‘oh well, we kind of do things from WrestleMania to WrestleMania, so could you extend it to the next WrestleMania?’

“I am like, ‘all right, fine, whatever,’ and then it just developed into this entire world, and universe, and experience that I didn’t know it was coming. So, it was very organic the way everything happened.”

Ronda will next be in action at WrestleMania Backlash next month, as she takes on Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in an I Quit match. 

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.

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