WWE SmackDown Women's Champion Ronda Rousey is arguably one of the biggest names in pro-wrestling, but her prior status as a renowned MMA fighter certainly helped with that perception, and some would say her most recent run is more memorable for subpar matches and promos than it is for bringing any main-even star power to the product.
Rousey has also made her share of enemies in the locker room over the years (depending on which stories you believe), but one fellow female Superstar was full of praise for the "Baddest Woman on the Planet" during a recent interview.
While speaking to That's Dope podcast, Zelina Vega defended the controversial blue-brand champion.
"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," Vega continued. "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?"
It's certainly interesting to hear another perspective, and it's probably true that at least some of the backlash Rousey receives is down to a certain amount of professional jealousy. What do you guys make of Rousey and Vega's comments? Be sure to share your thoughts down below, and check out Queen Zelina's latest series of racy photos.