Ronda Rousey still skeptical on Vince McMahon ouster: I’ll believe it when I see it

Ronda Rousey recently stated that she detested working with Vince McMahon during her time in the WWE.

Rousey criticised McMahon last week for allegedly abusing female wrestlers. McMahon is currently under investigation for alleged sex trafficking of a female employee.

During an exclusive conversation with Cageside Seats to discuss her latest book release, Rousey didn’t hold back. She expressed her dissatisfaction with McMahon’s leadership and treatment of female wrestlers.

Rousey candidly revealed that her departure from the WWE stemmed from her refusal to collaborate with McMahon any longer, labeling him as a “sicko.”

She said: “I just didn’t wanna be Vince’s action f—-ing figure anymore. I felt like I was like doing custom matches for a f—-ing sicko in the back. All power to the girls that keep fighting the good fight. But I’m in my mid-30’s now. I’ve got s—t to do.”

Rousey’s words shed light on a darker side of the WWE, as she described feeling like nothing more than a pawn in McMahon’s game.

Despite stepping down as CEO, McMahon’s presence loomed large. She revealed that McMahon’s influence persisted behind the scenes, even as others claimed he had distanced himself from the company.

She said: “He was never gone while I was there. He was just phoning it in through Bruce Pritchard. My agent who works at WME (Endeavor), he was telling me, ‘You know, he’s completely gone now, I swear.’ And I’m like, I’ll believe it when I see it, because everyone said he left before. He never left. He was there by text message.”

In contrast to her criticisms of McMahon, Rousey spoke highly of Triple H and the positive changes he’s brought to the WWE. She praised his support for female wrestlers and expressed regret that he didn’t assume leadership earlier.

She continued: “I’m so glad that it’s getting turned around. Triple H has been great towards the women in the company and really believing in us. He’s the whole reason that I was there, ‘cause he believed in me. I really wish that my last run was under Triple H running things and Vince being gone.”