Ronda Rousey caused a stir in the wrestling community when she took a hiatus from WWE following her SummerSlam bout against Shayna Baszler the prior year. However, she recently sparked conversation by sharing surprising insights about her tenure in WWE, specifically regarding figures like Bruce Prichard and others. She even suggested that Ari Emanuel would need to make significant changes to remove Vince McMahon’s influence entirely from WWE.

In her book “Our Fight,” Ronda Rousey delves into her WWE experiences, providing candid insights into her tenure with the company. Notably, she directs strong language towards Bruce Prichard and John Laurinaitis, expressing her frustrations by telling them to go ‘f*** themselves.’

“In MMA, I originally just started them for publicity, but those other *itches did not get the memo, and so they became personal. And in WWE, it’s all fake – I love them. Except for Bruce Prichard and John Laurinaitis. They can go f*ck themselves.”

The situation surrounding Vince McMahon and the allegations of sexual misconduct by former WWE employee Janel Grant has led to significant developments within WWE and TKO Holdings. McMahon’s resignation from both companies following the lawsuit has sent shockwaves through the wrestling world.


In her conversation on The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett, Ronda Rousey shared her thoughts on Vince McMahon and his role within WWE. She expressed her belief that despite McMahon’s formal resignation and the subsequent allegations, he still wields influence over the company informally.

Rousey suggested that McMahon’s associates, including Bruce Prichard, continue to operate under his direction, effectively allowing McMahon to maintain control over WWE’s operations.

“I mean supposedly, he’s out now because they paying company funds so he could shit on some girl’s head in the office and do a threesome with her and Johnny Laurinaitis. But his cronies are still there. So when that stuff started coming out and Vince was gone before, he was still basically calling it in and running the company. But Bruce Prichard, who’s there now, who’s like the head of creative or whatever title they gave him, is basically just taking orders from Vince and still running the company through him. So when Vince resigned formally because of all these sexual allegations and stuff that was coming out, he was still running the company informally, and I think he still is to this day.”

Rousey continued by acknowledging Triple H’s efforts but criticized Vince McMahon for fostering what she described as a “sick” environment within WWE. She suggested that for McMahon’s influence to truly be eradicated, Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel would need to initiate significant changes within the company, effectively cleansing it of McMahon’s lingering influence.

Steph and Triple H, I think they’re honestly doing their best. But I mean, I think that Vince McMahon just created a fundamentally sick environment, and I think if Ari Emanuel is gonna be able to actually make this multi-billion dollar dysfunctional organization into one that functions, he’s gotta clean out all of Vince’s cronies. He’s gotta completely clean house and remove Vince’s influence completely. No one’s asking me, but that’s just what I experienced when Vince was gone. He was still running the show through people that he’d hired in the past, Bruce Prichard being number one of them. Bruce Prichard, literally I never heard him say a single one of his own opinions. He’d only say, ‘Vince says this, Vince says that. Vince, Vince, Vince.’ So he’s literally just, I called him Vince’s avatar. That’s basically what he is.”

Ronda Rousey’s true feelings about Vince McMahon have also been revealed. She went after John Laurinaitis once again recently for his tenure in NXT. Nevertheless, Rousey has no regrets about what she said and that’s all that matters to her.

Are you in agreement with what Ronda Rousey had to say when it comes to removing Vince McMahon’s influence in WWE? Sound off in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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