The WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative teamed up with his wife Stephanie McMahon to take on Rousey and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle at WrestleMania and remembers the toughness and resiliency she showed while training for the match.
According to the 14-time world champion, the UFC legend got food poisoning before Mania but that didn’t stop her from showing up at the Performance Center to train profusely just hours after falling ill.
The Game said in a press conference during the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament: “So there was a day when we’re prepping for WrestleMania where she came down the Performance Center and got food poisoning on the way down and just 24 hours straight just throwing up non-stop but we sent medical to her, the whole thing.
“Next day she showed up at the Performance Center at the crack of dawn to train and I showed up thinking I was going to do something else and she walked in and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe you showed up.’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, let’s go.’
“And she just started going, and going, and going, and going, and going. She just stopped throwing up for a few hours of 24 hours of food poisoning and now she’s starting to change colour and she’s getting greenish but she is going and finally I call her over and I was like, ‘We’re done, this is ludicrous now.’
“She’s like, ‘No, no I got more, I got more. I can go, I can go.’ [But] I’m pulling the plug, ‘We’re done, this is going to be bad for you now’.
“She just will not stop, she is relentless and like her team said afterwards, ‘Yeah, she would have gone all day.’”
Rousey put together the most impressive in-ring debut in WWE history at the Show of Shows and made McMahon tap out with her signature Armbar submission hold.
The first ever UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion got suspended as part of a storyline on RAW following a vicious attack on new RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss as well as on Angle and two referees.