Dana White on the anecdote from Ronda Rousey's first WWE match
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Dana White recalled Ronda Rousey's first match after she signed a contract with WWE. The situation became complicated after he arrived in the hall. “I show up — it’s in New Orleans. I fly down to f***ing New Orleans.
No going in the back or any of that sh**,” White said during a Press Conference after the Dana White Contender Series, as quoted by Wrestling Inc. “‘[The tickets] are at the will-call window for you.’ I go to the f***ing will call window, and ‘Yeah, we don’t have tickets for you.’ I call some people, ‘Oh yeah, we found them okay, we got your tickets.’ When I tell you I was in the f***ing rafters … We were in the f***ing rafters … People were coming up to me and going, ‘Why are you sitting in these seats?’ I said, ‘Well, this is where they sat me, so f*** em.
I’m going to sit right here.’" The cameraman had a tough job. “The cameraman had to f***ing crawl over about 75 people, kick somebody out of his f***ing seat three rows ahead of me just so he could get that shot,” White said.
“Yeah, they let me know what they thought of me at that event. Triple H and Stephanie were there too!” White said. “It’s not like it was just Vince. This wasn’t 25 years ago; this was like [three] years ago”.
Dana White on WWE leaders
Dana White believes that the key people had to act differently and show him more respect. “When you run an event like we run and you have people that you know are coming, that you give a sh** about or respect, you make sure that they are f***ing taken care of.
So when you show up to an event like that — and this is what I do, this is what I do for a living for the last f***ing 23 years. Message received. You know what I mean? There’s no hard feelings, Vince is like that, and that’s the way he is, and I sat in my f***ing seats and watched the whole event, and then we left”.