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Controversial Former Champion Says Anyone’s Better Than Vince McMahon, Calls Paul Heyman The Backbone Of WWE

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Below are some top news stories of the day, involving Vince McMahon and WWE.

• Former RAW & SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey has shared her hopes for WWE’s future without Vince McMahon. Rousey, now working on her debut graphic novel, told CBS Sports, “I think anyone’s better than Vince McMahon. The only place you can go is up. I really enjoy Triple H and working with him.” She praised recent efforts to equally represent women in WWE events.

In her autobiography, Our Fight, Rousey criticized McMahon for WWE’s poor history of booking women and highlighted the $exual misconduct allegations against him. Since McMahon’s resignation, WWE has seen significant leadership changes, with Triple H, also known as Paul Levesque, now serving as Chief Content Officer. Rousey expressed happiness for the women thriving under this new regime.

Rousey also credited Paul Heyman for his immense influence on her wrestling career and creative pursuits. “I feel like he’s the absolute backbone of that entire industry,” Rousey said, noting his mentorship and encouragement in her writing endeavors. Heyman inspired her to pursue her graphic novel, memoir, and screenwriting projects, including an upcoming Netflix biopic.

Reflecting on her writing journey, Rousey shared, “I’ve finally gotten away from that part of my life. You know what? I’m retired. I’m going to do whatever I feel like. I feel like writing a graphic novel and here it is. It doesn’t really matter if people take it one way or the other. I hope it finds someone, even one person who needed to read it just as much as I needed to write it.”

Ronda Rousey’s last WWE match took place at SummerSlam 2023, where she lost to Shayna Baszler in an MMA Rules Match.

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• WWE is experiencing unprecedented success, with business booming and fan interest at its highest in decades. As the company moves forward, there are several significant changes on the horizon: SmackDown will transition from FOX to the USA Network, NXT will move from USA to The CW in the fall, and RAW is set to air on Netflix starting January 2025.

To maintain this momentum, WWE is considering new production ideas. One of these is the potential introduction of a “ref cam,” as reported by Fightful Select. This innovation would provide fans with an even closer view of the in-ring action.

The concept is not entirely new, as WCW used a similar “refer-eye cam” in the early 1990s, and it has also been employed in other sports like MMA during the PRIDE era.

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