Ronda Rousey has opened up about warning Becky Lynch not to mention her mother on television when they were working together.
During a recent appearance on the Wives of Wrestling podcast, Ronda Rousey revealed that she got into WWE via her bachelorette party.
Rousey explained that as her friends like Shayna Baszler were training at the Performance Center at the time, she simply wanted to be able to spend time with them. She added that she then got her agent to set up a meeting with Triple H, describing her try-out as a present to herself.
“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 say that she initially only wanted to work with the company until November, before “going off to have a baby.” However, Rousey revealed that she was talked into staying until WrestleMania as wrestling became an ever increasing part of her life.
“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.”
While Rousey admitted that her husband Travis might be up for getting involved in WWE, her mom is more off limits. In fact, the former UFC star said that she had to warn Becky Lynch not to mention her mother during their time working together.
“I think Trav would be down, I think we would have a great time, we would love that,” she said. “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.’”
Ronda Rousey is currently in the midst of her second full-time run with the company. After being defeated by SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 38, the pair are set to meet again in an “I Quit” Match at WrestleMania Backlash.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.