Ronda Rousey had more than a few doubters well before her WrestleMania debut. Rousey was a Superstar before coming to WWE and whenever someone comes in from outside WWE like that there are naturally going to be some people who aren’t expecting too much.
But Rowdy Ronda blew everyone away in what could be called the best match of WrestleMania this year. Chris Van Vliet asked Rousey about the low expectations people had for her stepping into Mania and she said it’s expected, but she was in a very special situation being such a big celebrity before WWE.
“I think that going into any new career like wrestling or acting or anything like that, a lot of people assume you can only be really good at one thing and if you master one thing you’ll never be able to master anything else as well, There’s a lot of low expectations going into things and it’s harder to learn with the world watching opposed to being able to learn in private. But you know, it comes with the territory.”
She also admitted that showing up to Raw without knowing what it going to happen requires her to really keep her line memoization skills down to an art. Especially seeing how there are so many fans who are rooting for her to fail.
“So it’s being very aware of that and also memorizing dialogue very last minute, you know? Because you show up and don’t know what’s going on and they’re like, ‘here’s two pages of dialogue and don’t screw up there’s going to be a live audience there actively making you try to screw up.”
As Ronda Rousey continues her WWE career and gets even more comfortable in the ring, she’s going to be even harder to shake up on the microphone. But it’s hard to deny she’s off to a great start so far.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription