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“She was in it for the payday” – Hall Of Famer On Ronda Rousey’s WWE Career

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Ronda Rousey has been very critical of her time with WWE as of late.

During an interview with Cageside Seats, Ronda said the following about why she left WWE:

“I had a long sit down with Triple H and I was like, ‘I can’t be associated with mediocrity’. That’s what they seemed to be happy with at the time.

I hope that is different now, but I can’t say… that I’ve ever experienced it any other way.”

On his 83 Weeks podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff had the following to say about Rousey’s pro-wrestling career:

“I’ve never had a real high opinion of Ronda anyway. I mean, in MMA I did. I really, really enjoyed watching her.

Nothing but respect for her background in Judo and the fact that she could transition into MMA and did really well for a while, but when she got knocked out by Holly Holm, that was it.

That changed her dramatically. Even her character, her personality, her character in the UFC, she was just whiny.

When they brought her into WWE and made her a babyface, it didn’t make sense to me because she’s not a babyface. She’s a much, much better heel, but they wanted to cast her as a babyface.

It was a square peg in a round hole for Ronda because she’s not a performer. She’s not an actress, although she’s done some acting and she’s getting better, but for the most part, she’s an athlete trying to become a performer, at least she was in WWE and she wasn’t able to pull it off.

So number one, she was miscast and I never really felt like she really wanted to be there. I always had this feeling. It doesn’t mean I’m right about it, but it was just my feeling that she was in it for the payday.

She wasn’t really passionate about what she was doing. I think when Holly Holm knocked her out, she lost her passion for just about everything. She was there for the money. That was my impression, however right or wrong.”

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