Whilst being a trailblazer in the wrestling industry (with an excellent surname), WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon has named someone who she sees as inspiration.
McMahon has seen and done it all growing up around WWE, however has now commented on what Ronda Rousey means to her.
Rousey, a former Raw Women’s Champion and competitor in the first women’s WrestleMania main event in New York, is described by McMahon as “unapologetically herself”.
A social media post for CNN’s Voices was the inspiration for McMahon’s post.
The baddest woman on the planet @RondaRousey inspires me. 1st American woman to medal in Judo at Olympics, changed the face of MMA, advocates for mental health & equality, & most importantly, is unapologetically herself.
The baddest woman on the planet @RondaRousey inspires me. 1st American woman to medal in Judo at Olympics, changed the face of MMA, advocates for mental health & equality, & most importantly, is unapologetically herself. @AllWomeninMedia#VoicesofCouragehttps://t.co/cGn4cOdFz0pic.twitter.com/mFL030Kn85
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) August 12, 2021
Stephanie McMahon and Ronda Rousey famously faced off at WrestleMania 34 with ‘The Baddest Woman On The Planet’ picking up the victory. Before that, the pair had clashed after The Rock invited Rousey in to the ring during a promo at WrestleMania 31. Rousey then signed a contract with WWE and made her official debut at the 2018 Royal Rumble.
Rousey went on to be involved in the triple-threat main event at WrestleMania 35, losing her Raw Women’s Championship to Becky Lynch where ‘The Man also walked away with Charlotte Flair’s SmackDown Women’s Championship.