If you’re not a fan of professional wrestling, don’t worry, we know it’s not real. However, the closer wrestling does come to being real, the better it often gets. When two people who legitimately don’t like each other get in the ring, the two of them tend to hit a little harder. When someone with a mic in their hand really wants to get under the skin of their opponent, and pop the fans at the same time, they might well pull something from real life to make that happen.
Don’t Mention Ronda’s Mom
There are countless examples of that, some of which have arguably crossed a line. Randy Orton taunting Rey Mysterio about Eddie Guerrero after he passed, for example. Ronda Rousey took the initiative and got ahead of that sort of thing when feuding with Becky Lynch, asking The Man not to mention her mom during their heated promo battles.
“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’,” Rousey said on the Wives of Wrestling Podcast. “My mom literally said to me… ‘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.”
That Judo Background
In case you’re wondering whether that’s an empty threat, well, it’s probably not. Rousey isn’t the only woman in her family with a legitimate background in combat sports. The Rowdy One very much followed in her mom’s footsteps. She also has a gold medal in judo to her name. Rousey has a judo-based background which is what led to her success in MMA.
It’s interesting Rousey mentioned Lynch when discussing who she had to tell not to mention her mom but not Flair. Perhaps because Lynch has encroached on that territory before. Rousey will clash with Flair this weekend at Backlash in a WrestleMania rematch.