“This guy grabs the string of my sweatpants”: Ronda Rousey exposes WWE’s company culture with severe accusation on male star

The former WWE superstar Ronda Rousey has lately been making news because of the details that she revealed while promoting her new book, titled “Our Fight.” There has been a lot of interest around the latest revelations as she talks about her experiences in the wrestling business, especially her time with WWE’s ex-chairman.
She has recently brought attention to certain worrisome events regarding the way female staff are treated backstage in WWE, which has sparked debates about gender equality in the business.

Ronda Rousey makes severe accusations on male WWE star

Following a six-year tenure with WWE, Ronda Rousey announced her departure from the business last year. She has expressed her intention to not be back any time soon. Her dominant presence in the ring earned her a reputation as one of the most terrifying women’s division fighters throughout her tenure in WWE.

But behind the scenes, Rousey was suspicious of the company’s leadership, particularly in the wake of Vince McMahon’s sexual harassment allegations. Ever since Rousey left the organization, she has been more outspoken about her time at WWE.

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Over the last several weeks, Rousey has been discussing her experiences at WWE, including a few unsettling incidents. She recently made a major charge in a promotional interview against a fellow NXT wrestler Drew Gulak who has been with the business since 2016. While speaking with NewsNation about the culture of WWE per Fightful, Rousey revealed an incident in which Gulak grabbed up the string of sweatpants she was wearing and everyone was like it’s casual.

She recounted, “One time I was waiting to go talk to Triple H in the writer’s room. I was standing there with Bruce Prichard and another one of the writers. This guy grabs the string of my sweatpants and no one reacts as if this is abnormal. He grabs it and starts going down the hall and I’m like, ‘What the fuck was that? Why are you grabbing the string of my sweatpants?”

She further detailed how no one else backstage objected when Gulak acted inappropriately. Rousey emphasized, “All the guys around me were just like, ‘It’s part of the day.’ I’m like, ‘If this guy is coming up to me and doing this kind of stuff to me when there are other people around, what’s happening to these other girls when it’s not in a hallway.’ That really put me on edge to where not only is this behavior prevalent, but it’s so prevalent that people don’t even realize it’s a problem anymore.”

The Baddest Woman on the Planet doesn’t like what’s going on in the Stamford-based promotion at the moment. So, she appears to be adamant about not returning to the sports entertainment circuit anytime soon.

Ronda Rousey discusses her future with WWE

The former UFC Women’s Champion joined WWE a few years ago and has since been in many big title matches and even headlined WrestleMania. Yet, Ronda Rousey didn’t feel that her second stint in the WWE was as rewarding as her first. There have been interviews where she voiced her displeasure quite openly.

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Rousey has blasted WWE’s operations, calling it a “sh*tshow” and specifically naming Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, and Bruce Prichard in recent promotional interviews of her book. The level of frustration was clear in her eyes.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Rousey didn’t hold back when asked about a possible return to the company. She said that WWE would need to make big changes, but she didn’t think it would happen any time soon. Rousey said, “Not unless things drastically change with how things are run there. I highly doubt it.”

What is your take on Ronda Rousey’s remark about the company? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Oh, hi, this is Md Robin Ahmed, a WWE fan and I everyday go through a slew of popular WWE stories on Sportszion. Watching Big Show's Showstopper was the beginning of my passion for WWE, though I have to say that his Chokeslam is not one of my favorite moves. Over time, my love for professional wrestling has intensified, mostly due to the Shield, and my all-time favorite wrestler in WWE is Big Dog. I would give everything to be able to be within a few feet of him to witness his iconic Superman Punch and Spear. My major is engineering, but I'm most happy when I'm doing something artistic that doesn't put me under any pressure. Watching them wrestle and discuss their matches is always fun for me. And I've finally discovered a career that gives me fun since it allows me to with my dream heroes lifestyle. So, Welcome! I'd love to hear from you on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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