Ronda Rousey shares advice Vince McMahon gave her before WrestleMania

Ronda Rousey shares advice Vince McMahon gave her before WrestleMania

Sometimes it pays to listen to your boss.

Ronda Rousey transition from the biggest star in the UFC into a WWE rookie has been fascinating to watch. A lighting rod wherever she goes, Rousey first few months as a pro wrestler had its fair share of both highs and lows.

Ten days from getting her second Raw women’s championship match of her career when she takes on Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam, Rousey’s new career appears to be right on track.

Yesterday, we covered Rousey’s goal of being one of the first women to main event WrestleMania. From the same interview with Sports Illustrated, Rousey also shared a good nugget about what Vince McMahon told her backstage at WrestleMania 34 prior to her first match.

“I usually walk out and I’m all business, but Vince specifically told me to go out and allow myself to feel everything that I was feeling and not hide anything. And not to try and go out and be the tough girl, but to allow myself to smile, to enjoy it because, according to Vince, when I smile the whole world wants to hug me.”

In the ring, Rousey was universally praised for her in ring work at WrestleMania 34. During her appearance at the 2018 Royal Rumble and in the build to WrestleMania, Rousey was often critiqued for appearing too happy or too much like a fan on television.

The words of wisdom from McMahon may partially explain why Ronda Rousey was often caught smiling on camera.

Still learning on the job both in the ring and in front of the cameras, how has Rousey done nearly eight months into her WWE gig?

Article Originally Posted By Tommy Messano At Cageside Seats – All Posts

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