Ronda Rousey Defends WWE’s Decision To Hold Crown Jewel In Saudi Arabia (Video)

Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey (Photo: TMZ)

RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is the latest WWE Superstar to defend the company’s decision to host Crown Jewel from Saudi Arabia. Rousey spoke to TMZ in New York City this week and offered a unique perspective on WWE sticking to their guns despite widespread backlash from fans and the mainstream media.

Rousey talked about the time she was training for 2004 Olympics and recalled how she trained with a boxer from Iraq and they respected each other despite the time being the start of Iraq wars  Rousey said that sports is where we find a common ground and believes pulling out of Crown Jewel will be a wrong move because it’s an opportunity to share the American culture and define what we have in common.

She then goes on to explain why holding the event in Saudi Arabia is a good idea in detail. With her being one of the faces of the entire Women’s Division, Rousey’s comment probably mean more than any other star who has talked about the situation so far.

You can check out her full interview in the video below: