In an exclusive and revealing interview with Adrian Hernandez, current IMPACT Knockouts World Champion Naomi, formerly known as Trinity, not only expressed genuine excitement about the prospect of Ronda Rousey joining IMPACT Wrestling but also delved into their shared experiences and the unexpected advocacy that occurred behind the scenes.
Former WWE Superstar Naomi, recognized by her ring name Trinity, has recently provided wrestling enthusiasts with a deeper insight into the potential seismic shift in the industry, discussing the tantalizing possibility of Ronda Rousey making a move to IMPACT Wrestling. Speaking exclusively to Adrian Hernandez, Naomi’s enthusiasm painted a vivid picture of the potential collaboration between two powerhouse athletes.
“Hell yeah! I have teamed up with Ronda before. I have teamed up with Ronda before, and I think she is amazing. I mean, it’s Ronda Rousey, that’s Ronda. Ronda is a GOAT for life, and it’s super amazing and inspiring as well to see her continue to wrestle. So, hell yeah. Anywhere Ronda shows up, it’s a bonus. It’s a plus.” exclaimed Naomi, capturing the excitement that many fans share about the prospect of Rousey gracing the IMPACT Wrestling stage.
The conversation naturally evolved into Naomi’s experiences working alongside Rousey during their time in WWE, particularly during Rousey’s second run in the company. Naomi, a two-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion alongside Sasha Banks, reminisced about a pivotal moment where Rousey advocated for her to be part of a significant match. This revelation not only showcased the behind-the-scenes dynamics but also emphasized the camaraderie and mutual respect between the two athletes.
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“I have never got to go [up] against Ronda. Happy [that] I got to work with her [in] her second run. That was pretty awesome. Teaming up with her (…) which is something she fought for me to be there with her, and I’ll never forget that. So, man, it’s all love when it comes to Ronda.” shared Naomi, adding a personal touch to the evolving narrative.
As speculation continues to swirl around Ronda Rousey’s future in professional wrestling, Naomi’s endorsement of the UFC Hall of Famer potentially joining IMPACT Wrestling adds a layer of intrigue. IMPACT Wrestling, known for its commitment to diversity and fostering talent, emerges as a possible stage for Rousey’s return, and Naomi’s excitement only amplifies the anticipation.
WWE Superstar Shayna Baszler recently spoke out about her views on the career of Ronda Rousey in the professional wrestling industry. In an exclusive interview with WrestleZone, Baszler didn’t hold back, addressing what she perceives as the underappreciation of Rousey’s impact on women’s sports, particularly in the realms of combat sports.
“I think Ronda Rousey is, I think she’s under-appreciated. I think people like to hate her for whatever reason, and it’s been that way in MMA — it’s because she doesn’t mince her words. People like to, because they don’t like her personally, they like to try to erase what she’s done for women’s sports, women’s combat sports, the UFC & WWE.” Baszler stated, shedding light on the polarizing nature of Rousey’s personality.
Baszler further delved into the nuances of Rousey’s reception in the industry, emphasizing that the crowd’s lack of appreciation for Rousey’s work is rooted in a disconnect caused by her outspoken and unapologetic demeanor. Despite any personal differences, Baszler highlighted the need to acknowledge Rousey’s significant impact on women’s combat sports, both in the UFC and WWE.
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“They like to minimize that just because they don’t like her personally, and I think that’s a shame. I might not be on the best terms [with her], but I will never deny that she did a lot for women’s combat sports. I think she’s underappreciated in some sense.” Baszler continued, bringing attention to the dichotomy between personal sentiments and recognizing professional achievements.
As the wrestling community continues to navigate the complexities of Ronda Rousey’s legacy, Baszler’s candid perspective adds a layer of authenticity to the ongoing conversation. The interview not only offers insight into the industry dynamics but also serves as a reminder of the importance of acknowledging trailblazers like Rousey for their lasting impact on women’s sports.