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Triple H Talks Ronda Rousey Possibly Returning to WWE and Her ‘Fake Fights’ Post

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WWE executive Triple H made it clear Monday that WWE will welcome Ronda Rousey back with open arms if and when she wants to return to pro wrestling.

 

 
During an interview with TMZ Sports, Triple H said WWE is eager to get the former Raw women’s champion and UFC women’s bantamweight champion back “as soon as she’s ready.”

“Of course, we want her. Of course, we do,” Triple H said. “One of the greatest performers for us ever.”

The Game added: “We still have a great relationship on everything [with Ronda], and when she is ready, absolutely [we’ll have her back].”

Triple H and Ronda Rousey

Rousey’s desire to return to wrestling was called into question last month when she appeared on the Wild Ride! with Steve-O podcast. Rousey referred to some of WWE’s fans as “f–king ungrateful” and took a shot at pro wrestling’s legitimacy:

“I love the WWE. I had such a great time. I love all the girls in the locker room. Running out there and having fake fights for fun is just the best thing. I love choreography. I love acting. I love theater. Live theater and some of the last forms of live theater. But, I was doing basically part-time and I was away from home 200 days out of the year. And when I did get home, I was so sleep deprived cause you just don’t have time to lay down.”

Ronda Rousey dimple

When some fans took issue with the fact that Rousey called WWE “fake fights for fun,” the former MMA star and Olympic bronze medalist in judo doubled down with the following tweet:

That has left many to wonder whether Rousey was being serious or simply building tension for an eventual return to WWE, which is something Triple H addressed: “I think Ronda’s in a place in her personal life where she’s figuring some things out. … But, the thing with Ronda is you never know what she is saying. Is she attacking the business really or is she attacking the business because she knows that’s what will light up the fans that love the business?”

Ronda Rousey compete

Rousey made her official WWE debut at the 2018 Royal Rumble and had her first match at WrestleMania 34 when she and Kurt Angle defeated Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

Ronda went on a dominant run after that, which saw her win the Raw women’s title and go undefeated for a year. Her last match came at WrestleMania 35 last year when she, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair became the first women to be in the main event of WrestleMania.

Ronda Rousey in ring

Lynch won that match by pinning Rousey, who expressed a desire to take time away from WWE and start a family.

Rousey has given no true indication if or when she wants to return other than suggesting she would only work a part-time schedule if she does.

Regardless of what Rousey has said about the wrestling business, she is a big-time draw and crossover attraction, so it comes as little surprise that Triple H would be more than happy to welcome her back at some point.

Ronda Rousey in ring

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Wike signs Executive Order proscribing IPOB in Rivers

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities in the State.

He made this known in a statement by Mr Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor.

Ebiri stated that the governor, in a broadcast on Wednesday night in Port Harcourt, maintained that Rivers remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities.

He said that the government acknowledges and appreciates the enormous contributions from non-indigenes to the political, social and economic development of the State.

According to the statement, the State Government will neither accept nor allow any individual or group from within and outside to violate the peace, endanger lives and property under any guise.

It stated “the State government is opposed to the presence and activities of the legally-proscribed and anarchic IPOB and whatever it stands for in Rivers State.

“And so, let it be understood that we have nothing against all or any specific tribe and will continue to live in peace with people of all other tribal extractions residing or doing business in Rivers State.

“But we have everything against the presence and activities of the legally-proscribed IPOB and whatever that group stands for in Rivers State,” the governor warned.

This is clearly a terrorist group which existence, creed, mission and activities are strongly denounced even by the Government and peoples of South-Eastern States of the country.

“I have, therefore, signed the executive order to reinforce the total ban on IPOB and its activities in Rivers State or any part thereof and nothing will stop us from enforcing this ban in its entirety,’’ he said.

The statement also added that Wike also “directed security agencies and the Chairmen of Local Government Areas to fish out and resolutely deal with any member of IPOB found in any community following the executive order and other legal instruments’’.

The governor also announced the lifting of existing curfew on Mile 1; Mile 2; Iloabuchi; Emenike; and Ikokwu areas of Port Harcourt as well as Rumukurushi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

He, however, said that the curfew in Oyigbo Local Government Area will remain in force until further notice while the entire Ikokwu motor spare parts market will remain closed until further notice

In the quest to restore sanity and enhance free traffic flow in roads in the State, the governor said he will constitute a task force to enforce the ban on illegal street trading and the emergence of motor parks along public roads.

He also stated that, in the interim, he has approved the ban on the operations of tricycles, also known as `Keke NAPEP’, on all major roads in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.

The major roads are Aggrey road; Dame Patience Jonathan road; Eastern Bypass road; Ikwerre road; Aba road; Agip road; Ada George road; Olu Obasanjo road; Rumuokwuta – Rumuola road; and Rumuepirikom – Rumuolumeni (leading to Ignatius Ajuru University of Education) road.

Others are: Rumuokwuta – Choba road; Chief G.U. Eke road; Peter Odili road; Ken Saro-Wiwa road; Nkpogu road; Trans-Amadi road; Elekahia – Rumuomasi road; Yakubu Gowon road; and Woji – Elelenwo road.

Wike also directed the State Civil Service Commission to take immediate steps to employ 5,000 youths into teaching and other career positions in the State’s Civil Service.

He said such steps should be taken as an immediate measure to reduce the level of youth unemployment.

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