WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T has opened up on a time backstage at WrestleMania where he was “taken aback” by the actions of the entourage who accompanied Ronda Rousey.
‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut at the Royal Rumble in 2018, and would go on to have her first contest for the company at WrestleMania that year.
In that match she teamed with multi-time World Champion Kurt Angle to take on and defeat the husband and wife combination of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
Speaking on his Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T has spoken of how he had a small confrontation with one of Rousey’s entourage at ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’ which caught him by surprise.
But I remember Ronda Rousey was making her debut – I guess it was WrestleMania (the tag match with Kurt Angle)… it had to be WrestleMania because The Masters comes on around the same time as WrestleMania. I’m a huge golf fan.
I was watching it on my phone in catering and there was a lot of people in catering and the monitor was in catering, and I had my phone on and I was listening to the Masters and I was hyped up. And somebody from Ronda Rousey’s party came on and told me, could I please turn my phone down because Ronda was ready to start wrestling.
I’m not going to say what I said or anything like that, but I was taken aback. I was in the business for 30 years, dammit, and this phone is not that loud where it’s going to out loud you… you have got to be so much more loud than the phone (to drown the monitor sound). I was just taken aback by someone being in the locker room who did not know locker room etiquette, catering etiquette, or business etiquette.
He went on to confirm that he had absolutely no problems with Rousey personally, and expects that she doesn’t even know anything happened.
Despite not wrestling for WWE in many years, Ronda Rousey’s name has been brought up lately and in particular when Sasha Banks commented that she was annoyed ‘The Baddest Woman On The Planet’ was earning more money than her.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.