“Five things you didn’t know about Ronda Rousey” is featured on this week’s WWE List This!
1) Neurogenic communication disorder
Rousey was born with a Neurogenic communication disorder that prevented her from communicating properly until she was six years old. At the age of 3, Ronda had a Hulk Hogan wrestling buddy and made it a regular habit to rip his arm off. A sign of what an adult Ronda is capable of.
2) Judo – Her mother and Gene LeBell
Ronda competed in Judo before starting her MMA career. She grew up with some great trainers. Rousey’s mom was a world champion. Let’s not forget Uncle Gene aka Gene LeBell, who was the innovator of the LeBell Lock, known these days as the Yes Lock.
Rousey grew up as an avid Pokemon fan. At 16 years of age, she moderated a Pokemon forum under the nickname mew182.
Ronda made her big screen debut along with a WWE Hall of Famer (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Her first movie role was in 2014 in the Expandables 3 along side Arnold. The following year she was in Furious 7 with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Ronda made an appearance at Wrestlemania 31 with The Rock.
5) Theme Song
Ronda Rousey’s theme, “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett was used since her MMA days. Ronda’s Godfather’s son suggested she uses that theme.