Ronda Rousey is not one to shy away from controversial statements (pay attention – this will be important later) and she’s also not afraid to say what’s on her mind, for better or worse.
That’s why live streams with her are so fun; you never know what she’ll say or how she’ll respond to questions that she’s asked.
Such was the case recently when Rousey held a live stream and tackled a variety of topics, one of which being the backstage brawl that occurred following AEW All Out.
As legend has it, CM Punk, The Young Bucks, Ace Steele, Kenny Omega, Ace Steele’s wife, and CM Punk’s dog were all involved in a backstage melee, following comments made by Punk at the All Out media scrum.
During the scrum, Punk had choice words for former friend Colt Cabana, Adam Page, and the Executive Vice Presidents of AEW, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.
Following the scrum, it was reported that Omega and The Bucks entered Punk’s locker room and a fight ensued. Details are mixed and unverified, but there were rumors of punches being thrown, arms being bitten (surprisingly, not by the dog), and chairs being hurled.
It is, arguably, the most fascinating thing to happen at a wrestling show since the Montreal Screwjob.
And Ronda Rousey isn’t sure that it happened for real.
“Was there a real fight?” Rousey asked in a response to a question about the brawl. “Everything is all hearsay. I don’t know what to say. I wasn’t there when it happened. I know I didn’t see it, but are you sure it’s not, you know, a work?”
To be fair, no. We’re not sure that it’s not a work. But it’s probably not. All of the parties involved in the fight have been suspended. CM Punk was stripped of the AEW Championship that he had won earlier in the night. The Elite were stripped of the Trios Championship. And AEW hasn’t mentioned any of the parties in the weeks since.
So, it’s probably not a work. The evidence certainly seems to suggest that it’s not. But this isn’t the first time Rousey has ignored evidence to deny something happened.
In a since-deleted tweet, Rousey shared a 30 minute video that highlighted a conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook Shootings, which left 20 children and six adults dead, was staged.
“Extremely Interesting,” Rousey tweeted about the video. “Must-watch.”
Naturally, when people replied, they were not fans. When confronted with her stance, she doubled-down and said that “asking questions and doing research is more patriotic than blindly accepting what you’re told.”
Because, when it comes to dead children, it’s important to be patriotic.
But, to be fair, it is okay to ask questions about backstage altercations at wrestling shows, because professional wrestling is crazy and there’s no telling what is or isn’t real. Scott Hall believed Montreal was a work until the day that he died.
So, in closing – It’s okay to ask questions about pro wrestling storylines; not okay to ask questions about whether children were actually murdered.
Maybe we should ask Alex Jones what he thinks about CM Punk and The Elite…
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