Ronda Rousey on her WWE future, Wrestlemania moment, more
At Wrestlemania 31, WWE fans got their money’s worth when Ronda Rousey popped out of nowhere to help The Rock take down The Authority, WWE co-owners Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Her debut was a smash hit and now fans all over the world are waiting with bated breath to see the UFC Champion in the squared circle.
Rousey recently spoke with WWE.com regarding her WWE future and to promote “My Fight/Your Fight”, a new memoir she has written with her sister Maria Burns Ortiz. Below are some excerpts:
WWE.COM: “My Fight / Your Fight” wraps up shortly after your February 2015 fight with Cat Zingano, which means that it cuts off right before your WrestleMania debut. What might that chapter of the book have looked like?
ROUSEY: I don’t know. I guess it’ll have to start the next book … ‘cause I feel like that part of my life is still in its infancy and it’s a little too early to get into it.
WWE.COM: With a little bit of hindsight, though, how would you describe the WrestleMania experience?
ROUSEY: It was like if you were an avid baseball fan your whole life, and you went to watch the World Series and they asked you to come in and pinch hit, and you went out and hit a home run in front of everybody. It was that level of “dream come true.
WWE.COM: Do you think that will be the last time we see you in a WWE ring?
ROUSEY: You know, I was backstage and I got to talk several wrestling legends, so many. It’s such an over-stimulating day that I forgot who told me this, but he said, “You never really retire from wrestling; you can’t. You just step away for awhile.” Life is pulling me in a bunch of different directions and I’m forced to step away for awhile. But there’s no way, after getting a taste like that, I could never go back in for seconds.