What's the story?
Former UFC fighter and Ronda Rousey's former opponent Miesha Tate was on a SiriusXM radio show recently.
Tate gave her thoughts regarding the controversial segment between Stephanie McMahon and Ronda Rousey this past week on WWE Raw, during which Stephanie brought up the touchy subject of Rousey's losses in UFC.
In case you didn’t know…
The Rowdy One was somewhat of a sensation in the world of MMA over in UFC, being dubbed 'the most dangerous unarmed woman on the planet'. After six straight victories, Rousey faced two losses at the hands of Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes.
After deciding to make a switch over to pro-wrestling, 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey made a shocking appearance at WWE's Royal Rumble PPV back in January. Fast forward a few weeks and now Rousey is set to take on Stephanie McMahon and Triple H alongside Kurt Angle in her first ever pro-wrestling match at WrestleMania.
The heart of the matter
The former UFC Bantamweight Champion has come out in public previously about how she could not cope too well with her loss at the hands of Holly Holmes. In fact, Rousey has revealed that she even harboured suicidal thoughts in the immediate aftermath of her loss. However, she has recuperated since then and now seems to be in a better place.
Therefore, it is shocking that Stephanie McMahon brought up such a sensitive issue on Live TV this past week on Raw.
Now, another former UFC Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate has given her thoughts about the segment. Tate commented that she is sure that Ronda would not be happy with Stephanie's comments, and says that she is shocked that Ronda even allowed it to happen. Here is what she had to say: (H/T: Wrestlingnews.co)
“I am so shocked that Ronda allowed that to happen. I just for some reason picture her having such a problem with that being in the script and knowing that that was going to be said ahead of time, I really feel like that deep down has to burn her cookies, but for whatever reason she’s not in the same position to pull as much weight around as she was in the UFC being she’s just starting her WWE career. So she probably just had to suck it up and allow for that to be said. But I guarantee you she did not like that at all.”
Tate has opined that Rousey did not have any choice but to let it happen since she is just starting out her career in WWE and does not have much of a say in what happens.
“I still think if she had enough say-so, she wouldn’t have let it happen. I really know that she has a problem with this but I don’t think she had a choice.”
You can watch the segment below:
Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle will take on the team of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, dubbed The Authority, come Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans.
In today's WWE product, the thin line between reality and kayfabe is often blurred to keep the fans invested.
However, bringing up a subject that once caused Rousey to have suicidal thoughts, might have been crossing a line.Published 05 Apr 2018, 17:17 IST