Rowdy Ronda Rousey recently joined the originator of her nickname – Roddy Piper – for an episode of his podcast Piper’s Pit. They talked about the pressures of competing at the Olympics, what motivates her to go out and fight, and, of course, what it was like stepping into a the ring at WrestleMania:
There’s no way I’m not going back in there, though. There’s nothing like it. The second I left, I was thinking how I could possibly go back.
It’s a tricky thing having [The Rock] there. He’s so good at putting people over. He holds the room so intensely it’s hard not to be outshone by him. Triple H could be one of the biggest rivalries of all time – how can we make a situation where we ignore them? That’s a lot of pressure, to be captivating enough to ignore them.
That wasnt even the throw I was planning too, I’m left-handed I made up a throw and did it right-handed n the spot. I wasn’t even where I was supposed to be – I was supposed to be in the middle, and then…that was completely made up. I pulled that throw right outta my ass. I didn’t even know what that was.
It was kind of awesome to see everything planned, and everything that doesn’t go according to plan. Everything that didn’t go the way we wanted to go was way better than we even could have thought of.
So what does this mean for ROUSEYWATCH and our current favourite speculation for WrestleMania 32? Though she clearly has the desire to get back to WWE whenever she can, she was a bit cagier when Piper asked her directly:
Piper: So uhh…you thinkin’ about going back to the WWE?
Rousey: I need to find a way, but I have a lot of stuff going on.
So the verdict is…maybe! Alright, well as long as we have something kind of close to not even concrete, I guess. She does mention during the show that while she was absle to perform some of her own stunts, during the filming of the Expendables or Furious sequels, she wasn’t allowed to do any falls, or anything where she could injure herself because of her upcoming scheduled fights.
Of course, the other stuff would be her upcoming fight against Bethe Correia. You can hear her talk about that, asking to Piper to get permission to use the ‘Rowdy’ nickname when she was still an amateur, her mother’s judo legacy, and more on the podcast at this link.