Ronda Rousey has been in the WWE for a short time but she’s already a beloved Superstar. People were obviously sceptical of her transition from MMA to pro-wrestling but Rousey has proved her naysayers wrong. However, Rousey revealed in an interview with Chris Van Vliet that no one expected anything big from her Wrestlemania debut.
Rousey claimed that everyone assumed that she’d only be able to master one thing. She said that the building up for her debut in public eye might have been tougher had she not received guidance from the WWE.
h/t to wrestlinginc.com for the transcript
I think that going into any new career like wrestling or acting or anything like that, a lot of people assume you can only be really good at one thing and if you master one thing you’ll never be able to master anything else as well. There’s a lot of low expectations going into things and it’s harder to learn with the world watching opposed to being able to learn in private. But you know, it comes with the territory. It makes things a little bit more difficult but it also I think helps me improve quicker. My first match was at WrestleMania […] it’s like yeah, I’m hitting the ground running but I have all the best tools in front of me and I’m really lucky.