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Zelina Vega Says She Loves Ronda Rousey, Says She’s ‘Bringing Money’ To WWE

November 28, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Ronda Rousey WWE Smackdown Image Credit: WWE

Ronda Rousey may have critics of her run in WWE, but Zelina Vega isn’t one of them. Rousey, who retained the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Shotzi at Survivor Series this past weekend, has drawn some criticism for her current run in the company. Vega was asked about Rousey on the latest episode of the That’s Dope podcast and praised the champion; you can see some highlights below (per Fightful:

On criticism of Rousey: “I absolutely love Ronda. Here’s the thing, she wasn’t just some bozo off the street who decided to do this on a Tuesday. She was one of the absolute best (in MMA). If she made that career change to go to WWE, that brings in her fans, that mixes our fans with hers, and it’s something people don’t get to see, usually. ‘I would love to see how she matches up with this person.’ The people who get mad that Ronda is there are the people who are upset that they’re not getting that opportunity. To me, she’s been nothing but sweet, she’s been nothing but respectful, she puts in the work, and she’s a gamer and I love that. She’s super sweet and super cool. When it comes to people who are not stoked that she’s there, I give her credit because not only does she get shit from fans of UFC, but she always gets shit from wrestling fans, and she says, ‘Screw it, I’m going to do this and have fun doing it.’ Ultimately, it’s her life and I hate that people get so [angry], ‘I hate that she’s there and shitting on the business.’ Regardless, she is bringing money. Can you?”

On if Rousey is stiff in the ring: “I’ve never been in the ring with her in the sense that I’ve taken any moves from her, so I can’t say if she’s rough or not. However, she does have a background in UFC, what’s rough to her…and vice versa, I do think that the girls like to match it. Anybody I’ve seen her in the ring with, if she’s done something to them and there might be a little ‘oomph,’ they match it. It’s tit for tat. I’ve never been in the ring with her, so I can’t say, but I will say, if they have gotten hurt or something has happened, I can’t see it being on purpose. I can’t see it from Ronda. She’s too good of a person, that I’ve gotten to know, that I don’t see her being malicious, I don’t see her trying to take shit out on people or specifically trying to hurt people for any reason. Everyone has their own personal relationships with people, but I love that she’s with us.”