Ronda Rousey and Wrestlemania… Really? Sigh.

I know some people are really into pro wrestling in addition to MMA: I know this isn’t even the first pro wrestling/MMA cross-over. Brock Lesner has that honor, as far as I know- please feel free to correct me if this isn’t the case (although of course someone will correct me: this is the internet, afterall).

But I can’t help but just sigh a little in disappointment ever time I see these crossovers happen.

Rousey apparently threw one wrestler around, and “beat up” another one.

Ok, let’s be real folks, no one was legitimately beating anyone else up, and if you really think that’s what happened, I have some bad news for your regarding the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus…

I even understand a number of people probably love this kind of cross-over, but considering the bad rap MMA gets, is this really the sort of publicity the sport needs?

Let me know what you guys think. Otherwise, have a great day everyone!


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4 responses to “Ronda Rousey and Wrestlemania… Really? Sigh.

  1. AnthonyR

    Pro Wrestlers: Josh Barnett, Sakaruaba, Ken Shamrock, Dan Severn, Tank Abbott…

    I don’t understand why people have such a hard time with it. If you don’t like pro wrestling, that’s fine. But if you take it for what it’s worth, it can be fun. TV isn’t real either but people love watching it…

  2. AnthonyR

    PS. I thought Rhonda and The Rock did a great job. It was fun. 🙂

  3. It’s just another medium to use. I’ve never understood the stigma behind Pro Wrestling. It’s a live TV show with no stunt doubles, in all honesty it’s more real than TV and movies. I really don’t see how it’s any worse than being in an action movie.

    She did seem a little out of place, but it was her first time.

  4. I personally wince at pro-“wrestling” because (living in Australia, in any case) whenever I mention wrestling (i.e. Olympic) people think I’m talking about running around in a mask throwing chairs… I’ve seriously even encountered people who have asked me who decides who wins when I fight (because they assume that it’s like pro-wrestling…)
    I can definitely appreciate pro-wrestling for what it is, but these cross-overs of public perception are something of an issue.
    I don’t see Rousey’s involvedment in pro-wrestling having a detrimental effect on the image of MMA though. If anything it shows that she’s willing to have fun and step outside of her comfort zone and engage with different fans. I must admit I do like how the kids get excited about pro-wrestling, and I certainly think Rousey is a better female role-model for children than many of the “divas” etc.

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