Ronda Rousey Talks To Yahoo! Sports

Ronda Rousey On Stephanie McMahon’s Slap Legitimately Hurting, Having Kids Soon

As noted, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey has been making the media rounds as she prepares for her in-ring debut alongside Kurt Angle against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H at next month’s WrestleMania 34 pay-per-view.

One of Rousey’s latest stops included an interview with the folks at Yahoo! Sports. Featured below are some of the highlights.

On how important it was to enjoy some life outside of the spotlight before joining WWE: “It really was myself and Travis [Browne] planning on settling down that made me decide that I needed to go for it. We’re ready to start having kids soon and I was thinking about what I’ve left unfinished in my life because I want to entirely focus on having kids when that time comes. I took a long look at my life and thought that if I don’t try and take a shot with the WWE, I would regret it for the rest of my life. I want to be an example to my kids about pursuing your dreams and being able to do anything. I guess this is my way of nesting and getting ready for children. I’m trying to prove to my unborn babies that they can accomplish any dream that they want to go after.”

On Stephanie McMahon slapping her on RAW: “I’ve never been slapped before. Anybody who has ever been slapped tells me that it hurts more than you think. Man, when she hauled off and whacked me, my first thought was ‘Wow, that really hurt way more than I thought it would.’ Everyone was right. Slaps suck and there was a loud noise followed by the crowd’s ‘Ooooh!’ I didn’t see that coming at all.”

On paying Stephanie back for the slap: “Oh man, I can’t wait. As they say, revenge is a dish best served cold and I cannot wait to serve her the coldest dish at WrestleMania.”

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