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Ronda Rousey On What She Thinks She’d Have To Do To Show She’s A Real Wrestler

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Ronda Rousey recently posted one of her standard Q&As via her Youtube channel. During the Q&A, she went into great detail on why she’s so excited to work with Sasha Banks. Another interesting piece of note was that she believes that a wire to wire Rumble within the Royal Rumble match would be her best path to proving to her critics that she’s a real wrestler. Here are the highlights from the Q&A:

On Why She’s So Excited To Work With Sasha:

I don’t think it’s so much Sasha’s style, it’s everything that she brings to the match. I mean, I love her wrestling style and I think it’s really, really unique, and really distinct. You know personality comes out in how she fights. I think that’s like when you fight people it’s like having a conversation and she’s got a very wide vocabulary, she has a lot of different moves. She makes up new stuff all the time, but it’s not just spots and stuff like that. She just has so much intelligence in the ring. She’s a real fanatic of wrestling.

I mean, like an encyclopedia. I imagine that—I’m pretty sure that the second she leaves actual wrestling, she just goes home and watches wrestling nonstop until she goes to wrestling again. That’s kind of like what I picture what she does with her free time. I understand having an obsessive personality about things, so, I like her, and I just feel like out of all of the women wrestlers right now, she’s the most knowledgeable. Not just of history, but she’s such a fanatic on how matches work. She’s like a savant in a way, but it doesn’t take away from everything else. She’s just really f—ing awesome!

I think she has so many answers for so many of the things that I could do that she is the kind of the person that can push me to invent something on the spot. There are matches when I don’t even know what just happened. I don’t even know what I just did. I just know that no one’s ever done it before and I won’t be able to replicate it because I don’t know what happened, but it’s because of that opponent pushing me into a situation I’ve never been in before. She’s kind of the person that I think has so many of the answers of so many solutions that I would try to come up. She would push me to a level that nobody else has before.

On A Royal Rumble Wire To Wire Run Being The Key To Win Over Critics:

I just felt like I would never be able to prove to anyone that I actually knew how to wrestle—and in a way that wasn’t just memorized from beginning to end—unless I could be the first one in the Royal Rumble and go all the way to the end. Then nobody could say I don’t know how to wrestle. That is to me the most difficult thing that you could do in my mind. If you go through the Royal Rumble from beginning to end, and win, and not even just to win, just to go from beginning to end, you know? The whole [Rumble], I felt that’s the peak of being able to say, ‘I can really f—ing do this.’ Just something that I really wanted to do. It kind of proves, maybe just to myself, as well as everybody else.

You can listen to the full Q&A with Ronda Rousey below:

Credit: Youtube. H/T WrestlingInc.

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