Ronda Rousey is a legendary MMA fighter and she recently spoke about her possible opponents for her WWE return, and the differences between MMA and WWE. Ronda was on D-Von Dudley’s podcast where she spoke about these things.
According to Ronda, the world of WWE is not as anxiety-inducing as MMA. She revealed that the result of an MMA match is not certain and that is why many competitors don’t feel good about going into the octagon before fighting.
Ronda Rousey on Possibly WWE Return Opponents, and Differences Between MMA and WWE
“There wasn’t as nearly the amount of anxiety,” Rousey admitted. “The uncertainty of what’s going to happen is what causes the anxiety.
It’s not the threat of injury or anything like that. The realism that comes from real fights is the anxiety, and the stress, and the weeks up to it and your actual pride being on the line. Taking all that out of it, just makes it all so fun and carefree.
Wrestling is all of the fun [and] all of the best parts none of the stress. “If I can make a match exactly how I would want to make it in order to make it as entertaining as possible, what can it be? And we get to do that and none of the cutting weight, and none of the weeks of build-up.
You do build-up, but it’s not the same. It’s all the best parts. The major difference is the lack of stress. At WrestleMania, it kind of just felt like another day. I wasn’t freaking out”. She also spoke about her WWE return and who she would like to fight once she gets back.
She stated that there are a few wrestlers that she would like to work with again. “Given the fact that we never worked together before and that we had a day and a half to put the whole thing together, I really think me and Charlotte had a lot of great chemistry, but Nattie (Natalya), we had less time.
That was my first match ever on the fly, and I was literally crying in the match because I was so afraid,” Ronda Rousey recalled. “We just made it a part of the story. The fact that we were able to make the match as we went along, I think we really had a special kind of chemistry.
I would really love to have a match that we really didn’t prepare for. One person that I’m capable of doing the most with is Nia [Jax] because she’s really really strong. I don’t have to worry about hurting her.
I feel like I’ve had some great matches with her. My first singles was with her. We’ve also gone through that storyline already. We’ve done all that we could. I really like having someone really strong that I can work with that I can use as a base but can also base on me. I would really love to work with Rhea Ripley.