‘Absolute s*** show’ – UFC icon Ronda Rousey issues X-rated stinging blast on WWE as she discusses possible comeback

Ronda Rousey has insisted her time with WWE is over as she issued a stinging blast at the company in her tell-all autobiography.

The 37-year-old starred in WWE since 2018-2023 after walking away from the UFC, where she was a former bantamweight champion.


Rousey has declared she will never return to the WWE following her October exitCredit: WWE

Her book, ‘Our Fight’, hits the shelves next month, where she fails to hold back in her view of the culture at WWE – specifically under previous owner Vince McMahon.

McMahon left the Board of WWE parent company TKO amid horrific, historic sex trafficking allegations back in January, with son-in-law Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque stepping in to lead the charge in a creative capacity.

While many wrestlers have plenty of good things to say about Triple H and his stewardship, there are plenty with an axe to grind with McMahon – not least Rousey, who has made her feelings clear.

In an interview with Never Before Told to promote her autobiography, Rousey was pressed on what revelations fans can expect in her book.

To which she said: “Behind the scenes? How much of an absolute s*** show it is at the WWE because they can’t hold the story over my head and hold me hostage with my own career.

“I don’t need anything from them and I don’t intend on going back, so I can say everything that I think and feel while everybody else is still held captive by their organisation.”

Meanwhile Inside the Ropes has revealed that Rousey takes aim at what she called a ‘casting couch culture’, with WWE failing to properly showcase its female stars for their wrestling talents.

She wrote: “WWE bills itself as a sports entertainment organisation, and just like in the mainstream entertainment industry, there was, by all accounts, a casting couch culture where men backstage in powerful positions pressured female talent for sexual favours in return for airtime.

Rousey won the Raw Women's Championship and two SmackDown world titles


Rousey won the Raw Women’s Championship and two SmackDown world titlesCredit: WWE
She linked up with WWE following her departure from UFC


She linked up with WWE following her departure from UFCCredit: Getty

“There were so many public accusations and scandals it’s hard to keep track, and more that I’m sure the WWE managed to sweep under the ring.

“Women weren’t just being demeaned backstage, but centre stage. Up until 2007, ‘Bra & Panties Matches,’ where female wrestlers won the match by stripping their opponent down to her underwear, were an actual f****** thing.

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“The Divas Era with its pink rhinestone butterfly title belt dawned around the same time.

“Women, while now portrayed as wrestlers, were still expected to look a certain way—think lots of makeup, little clothing, and huge boobs.

“It would take almost another decade, years after I proved women could be a huge combat sports attraction, before women truly started to get time in the squared circle (what diehards call a pro wrestling ring).

“And it was only after WWE was basically armbarred into it, following a global social media backlash to #givedivasachance after Divas were given a total of thirty seconds— less time than it takes most people to read this paragraph—for a nationally televised tag match.

“Four women were given less time to collectively wrestle than every single man on the roster got for his intro music alone.

“Presented this information as a person outside of the wrestling world you might draw the conclusion that there is a troubling foundational sexist, patriarchal culture within the WWE.

“You would be right. I have nothing but respect for the female wrestlers who paved the way for women wrestlers today.

“And nothing but disgust for the amount of sexist, degrading bull**** they were put through.”

Rousey was a huge hit with fans during her stint in WWE


Rousey was a huge hit with fans during her stint in WWE

Touching on Triple H and McMahon, she writes: “In addition to being my in-ring WrestleMania nemesis, he is arguably one of the best professional wrestlers in history and one of the better people on the business side.

“He is married to Stephanie McMahon, who is the daughter of WWE’s Emperor Palpatine, Vince McMahon.

“Vince took over the company from his father in the early 1980s and spent the better part of forty years playing a real-world pro-wrestling version of Monopoly, buying up and absorbing smaller promotions until he basically owned them all.

“It’s hard sometimes to know where the evil, unethical, slimeball character of Vince McMahon played out for the cameras ends and the actual questionably ethical, many times sued, and multiple times accused of sexual misconduct Vince McMahon begins.

“That blurred line between character and reality is a recurring theme within the WWE Universe.”

Rousey achieved great success in her WWE run, where she won the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam in 2018.

As well as being a Royal Rumble winner, she also held the SmackDown Women’s title twice along with the Women’s tag team championship.

She last featured for the company at SummerSlam in 2023,where she lost to Shayna Baszler.


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