Triple H recently spoke with TMZ to discuss the potential return of former Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey to the WWE. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
On Rousey’s words against the business:
“I think Ronda is in a place in her personal life where she’s figuring some things out. The thing with Ronda is you never know what she is saying. Is she attacking the business really, or is she attacking the business because she knows that will light up fans that love the business? Absolutely, and so … you’d have to ask her.”
Wanting her to come back:
“You put your promoter hat on for a minute, and you go, ‘Hey, Ronda Rousey wants to come work for me.’ Of course you want her. Of course we do, right? Like — and I’ll be honest with you, she’s been one of the greatest performers for us, ever. You know, I mean, she picked it up so incredibly quickly. When you look back at what Ronda did with us, the brief period of time she was with us, her first match was at WrestleMania. Right? 70,000+ people in a tag match with myself and Steph [McMahon] and Kurt [Angle], just like — talk about pressure and everything else. And she totally kills it. Yeah. And then she gets into a place where she’s doing it on a regular basis, every week on live TV, and going out there and just stealing the show a lot of times with a lot of other great performers. Don’t get me wrong, but for her to able to do [that], I’ve never seen anybody pick it up [that fast].”
Rousey picking up wrestling faster than Kurt Angle:
“I used to think Kurt Angle picked it up faster than anybody I had ever seen in my life, and at that point in time, I hadn’t. She picked it up faster. And her instincts were just — you know, even when she was just training for it, she’d do something, you’d correct her. You’d go, ‘Here’s why.’ She’d go, ‘Okay, great. I got it.’ And then, *snaps fingers* done. She’d never do it the other way again, in the zone, one of he hardest working people.”