Ronda Rousey Relaunches Her Website, Posts Exclusive Q&A

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Ronda Rousey has been in the midst of a great transition in her career. Her WWE career is working out even better than some expected and she’s admitted that she’s having more fun than even she expected. Ronda recently re-launched her website and posted an exclusive Q&A where she talks about her transition into WWE, expecting excellence of herself, her life growing up, and more. Below are some highlights:

Ronda Rousey On Her WWE SummerSlam Victory:

It’s kind of beyond words. I don’t know. It’s like a blur, looking back on it. All I wanted to shout out when I got up there is “this is for Rowdy Roddy Piper” and my voice totally cracked. So my least badass moment ever. But I don’t even care, I meant it. I said it and I meant it. It was just so awesome. It was kind of like being married in a way that I didn’t think anything would change and it would feel any different, but it did change everything and everything does feel different. It changed what I felt like my role was too. Before I just felt like a tourist in a way. Before I was like: “I’m here to have fun and I get to enjoy it and do all this awesome wrestling stuff and all these things I always wanted to do since I was a kid!” It didn’t really seem that serious because I felt like I was nowhere near the level that all these other women that have been doing it for years are at. And then suddenly the championship title is thrust into my hands and it’s no longer just about fun. I’m not holding an accessory in my hands, I’m holding a huge responsibility. I’m holding a whole division in my hands and regardless of what skill level I think I’m at, I have to step up to what the position deserves and that means I just have to work a million times harder than I was before.

Ronda Rousey On Her Site Relaunch:

I guess I’m a little bit nervous and excited because this is really something unprecedented that hasn’t really been attempted before and after seeing the amount of work that goes into it I can see why it hasn’t been attempted before. But I feel like the relationship between me and my fans has been hijacked by people trying to profit off of it.

I’m just trying to create a safe space where I can be open and honest and truthful with my fans and not be afraid of being taken advantage of. I feel like it’s been kind of like all or nothing. You know what I mean? I give them everything or I give them nothing and I want to be able to find that healthy boundary line because it is there.

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Ronda Rousey On Being A Champion Coming Natural:

I think it’s just something I always expected of myself and so I’m not surprised. My parents raised me and said: “you’re going to win the Olympics and you’re going to be the president.” I was like, “all right.” So I never thought anything different. I never thought anything else was expected of me. Really, ever since I was a little kid, I thought I was some exceptional superhero waiting to happen. I was convinced that I was destined for greatness for as long as I can remember. So I didn’t have to convince myself, it was something that I always knew.

Ronda Rousey On World Of Warcraft:

Blizzard actually just sent us the collector’s edition for Return to Azeroth and to be honest I’ve been kind of like hoarding for my pregnancy right now. I’m eventually going to get in my cave and obsess over WoW a little bit, but WWE and traveling around kind of forced me back into the portable gaming.

So yeah, I’m beating Ocarina of Time for probably the twentieth time on 3DS and I just ordered a Switch with Breath of the Wild so I can take that on the road. Just because WoW hasn’t been so friendly for me on the road. I’m not very good at traveling with computers and gaming mouses and other things. If you know me if it’s not one fucking thing with a charger I’m going to lose it. Like the gaming mouse is like one piece too many. I couldn’t figure it out. So I’m leaving all of the PC and the console stuff for my incubation station.

To read the full Q&A, click HERE.